November 8, 2013
Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.
The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for the “Lego Marvel Super Heroes” video game, due out Oct. 22.
The game — for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PC and later for next-gen consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — will allow players to control more than 100 characters from the Marvel universe, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and more.
“We wanted to touch every corner of the Marvel universe that was possible,” Marvel Entertainment’s interactive manager, Chris Baker, told Hero Complex. “You can’t make an infinitely long game, but you can make a long game that has Asgard and that has New York. If you look at the big, open world of New York, you’ll see the Baxter Building and Stark Tower.”
Thor and company aren’t the first blockbuster characters to get a Lego movie poster. Tony Stark got Lego-ized earlier this year in parodies of the “Iron Man 3″ movie posters, and Gollum got his own precious Lego poster last year.
“Thor: The Dark World” takes its characters to Asgard, the distant realm ruled by demigod Odin (Anthony Hopkins), father to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.
The film, which is set to open in theaters Nov. 8, also stars Natalie Portman as astrophysicist Jane Foster, Christopher Eccleston as the dark elf Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algrim (also known as Kurse), Kat Dennings (Jane’s research assistant Darcy Lewis), Stellan Skarsgård (Eric Selvig, who survived the events of “The Avengers”), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Jaimie Alexander (lady warrior and Thor’s childhood friend Sif).
Also returning in the sequel are the Warriors Three: Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun and Zachary Levi replacing “Once Upon a Time” star Josh Dallas as Fandral.
The film is directed by Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”), who takes over the franchise from Kenneth Branagh, director of 2011′s “Thor.”
Story originally published at latimes.com.
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