Today marks the release of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World on home video release. This one continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.
I really enjoyed “Thor 2” almost more than the original. It has such strong ties to The Avengers that it feels more like a sequel to it. In fact, they should just rename all the Avengers and Thor movies to “The Misadventures of Loki.” Thor: The Dark World would be “Loki 3.”
The main reason to purchase this or any movie on DVD/ Blu-ray is for the bonus features and “Thor 2” does not disappoint. In this release you get:
Never-Before-Seen Extended and Deleted Scenes
The Gag Reel
Exclusive Look – Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Get an exclusive first look at the latest installment in the Captain America franchise and its incredible cast of characters, including Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow; Samuel L. Jackson as Director Nick Fury; Chris Evans, our hero Steve Rogers; his new ally Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon played by Anthony Mackie; and a mysterious enemy from the past…the Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan.
A Brothers’ Journey: Thor & Loki
In this 30 minute featurette go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast as we explore two of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe with stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) & Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and journey through the key moments that have defined and endeared these characters to audiences around the world.
Scoring Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World with Brian Tyler
Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers and acclaimed composer Brian Tyler for a look at the creation of the movie’s stunning original score.
Audio Commentary with Director Alan Taylor, Producer Kevin Feige, Actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau.
And best of all, All Hail the King starring Ben Kingsley. In this Marvel one-shot, we get to see the follow up story of what happens to Kingsley’s character, The Mandarin, from Iron Man 3. I just hope that it does not stay a one-shot and we see more of this story.