September 25, 2012

THOR 2 Plot Theories

Here are some of my theories on the upcoming sequel to Thor while nothing here is confirmed it's all somewhat plausible.

DARK ELVES: We currently have no clue what the motivations of the dark elves will be. Considering the Casket of Ancient Winters was already used in the first film it's possible another relic in the vault could be their quest. Not to mention breaking whatever peace was in place before the new conflict between the Asgardians and the Frost Giants. As Odin says, "opening these peaceful realms to war". Giving the impression that war with the other realms is looming and could breakout in the sequel.

Christopher Eccelson of Shallow Grave, Gone In Sixty Seconds, Doctor Who and 28 Days Later is playing villain Malekith The Accursed. The dark elf has been a constant pain in Thor's side, taking many shots at his life. It could be interesting to see if he'll be the banished outsider or more a leader of the elves in the film.

TYR: Clive Russell's addition to the cast as Tyr brings some serious gravitas to the film with the character actor's credits including The 13th Warrior, King Arthur, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes 1-2, Wolfman, Cracker and Spaced. We currently don't know if he'll end up a villain or Thor's ally as he's taken both sides in the comics. As the older brother of Thor and son Odin he felt slighted as Thor replaced him as next inline for the throne and given the title defender of the realms. Tyr had been the hero of Asgard as the God of War and it's protector. It's very well possible there could be an alliance between Tyr's rebels and the dark elves to seize Asgard. It's very possible Tyr could be the leader of Valhalla (as a fallen hero) and it's protector and Thor is sent in help hold the lines from invading forces. Since Odin also rules over Valhalla along with Asgard.

THE EINHERJAR/VALHALLA: Nothing links Richard Brake's role as a villain but playing a few in Batman Begins and Hannibal Rises might mean he's also fighting Thor. However, Brake will play a captain in the Einherjar a group of "lone warriors" who die on the battle field and then taken to Valhalla by the Valkyries. This tidbit might reveal to us that Valhalla (realm of fallen heroes) might be one of the other realms in the film and could be the front line for those battle scenes.

Alice Krige's addition to the cast sparked a bit of interest with her involvement as the Borg Queen in the Star Trek franchise. Add this to the speculation that she could be playing Hela would has with an army of undead soldiers have tried to conquer Valhalla from her own realm Hel. Seeing her backed by Malekith for their own power grab of the realms could be an interesting possibility as well.

FANDRAL: Rumblings of the recasting of Fandral by Zachary Levi (Chuck) along with rumors of a major character getting killed off. Seems to be pointing to Fandral possibly losing his life by the end of the film. Of course this is speculation but it could be a great way to showcase the character in more scenes before seeing him slain. I had a theory that Darcy (Kat Dennings) and Fandral sparking a romance in the sequel could be an interesting way to develop the Casanova warrior into more than just another sword in the film. Add the fact Valhalla might be a setting the two could end up fighting alongside each other and his death might not be the end of his appearances in the film.

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