Thor’s second standalone adventure apart from The Avengers crew sees the hammer-wielding comic-book hero once again traverse space to square off against evil forces. In the latest clip from the Marvel sequel, Thor is seen enlisting his brother Loki for help against a resurgent evil. “Some believe that before the universe there was nothing,” solemnly narrates Odin (Anthony Hopkins). “They’re wrong, there was darkness and it has survived.”
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Despite the fantasy epic plot, the mood isn’t necessarily dour. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) slaps Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and quips an Avengers reference: “That was for New York.” And the trailer’s kicker includes a moment that seems tonally derived from an Indiana Jones scene where the archeologist faces off against a sword-wielding foe.
The sequel, directed by Alan Taylor, hits theaters Nov. 8 in the U.S. and Oct. 30 in the U.K.