When I heard he was in the new Thor movie I had a full blown geek out. I understand why people who aren't into comics in general or Thor in particular might not care but as a Thor fan I don't get why other Thor fans just don't care. Come on people this is a classic Thor villain that had about zero chance of ever being in a movie prior to the Avengers and if you know his comic origin you know this opens the possibility of the Beyonder coming in which means potential Secret Wars movie.
@joshmightbe: Kurse is a relatively unknown Thor villain though. Like Cardiac is an unknown Spider-Man foe. I didn't know who Cardiac was until Gregg geeked out about him. I only knew who Kurse was because of Marvel Ultimate Alliance where you have to fight him as a boss and in an extra mission with just Thor.
Still, I'm really excited about Thor: The Dark World as a whole. Great cast, engaging story, fitting tone, a certain maturity too it and a great director as well. Taylor's Game of Thrones work has sold me on him directing Thor easily. This film may well rock IMO.
Honestly the only way I could be happier here is if Beta Ray Bill was in it.
And this would actually excite Hulk fans too, despite the supposed animosity between Thor and Hulk fans. If Beta Ray Bill shows up, it's entirely possible that a Planet Hulk film could use him instead of the Silver Surfer in the film.
Well, for one, the 1st sucked. Secondly, this movie, much like IM2, sounds to be reeking of editorial interference. The original director was fired, and Portman almost left with her. The composers have changed, and Marvel has been breaking Taylor's balls over the run time. I smell fail.
Also, Thor fans, get excited for Thor 3. Here's how it's gonna go down.........
Thor is threatened in Asgard by soldiers sent by an intergalactic terrorist named "Beta Ray", who turns out to be nothing more than a punchdrunk guy named Bill, who is working Donald Blake, the REAL Beta Ray.
@joshmightbe: Don't know why people are so negative over the movies I find myself enjoying Marvel movies more over a gaping mouth Batman and snooze feast in Marvel comic. Aside from Bill appearing I really want to see Hela and Mangog appear in a sequel someday.
Marvel's villains are basically very forgettable in comics. They are not used properly. Let alone Thor villains. I'm a Thor fan and I'm having a hard time remembering Kurse. THAT is the biggest flaw of the cinematic Marvel universe. There are NO INTERESTING villains (except for Spider Man's). Look what they did with the Mandarin. That happened because Hollywood has no idea what to do with the Marvel villains! Dr. Doom in the FF movie was basically ruined. Bullseye in the Daredevil movie was more comedic, never took him seriously. They did good with Magneto in the Xmen movies but even then the real bad guys are normal, human villains. Galactus? Lol. The Abomination... ugh he was horrible in The IH movie. And then they took a shit on Loki in the Avengers movie where he was upstaged by an annoyingly, wisecracking Tony Stark and ...Black Widow?! Then for laughs he got rag dolled by Hulk!!!! Just... no respect.
@blackdog2009: Mandarin I agree was horrible as Loki I always saw him as the Starscream of Marvel in comics and media in general. Always within grasp of victory but fate jut looks and says "Nope" thus Loki's triumphs are stomped. But shit even DC sucks with their representation of characters to they made Bane white and a patsy to Talia to make her dead dad proud of her. Than of purse the horrible depiction of Jonathan Kent scarring Clark into hiding his powers and watch people die rather than help than traumatize his son as Clark watches his dad horribly cgi to death by a tornado.
@tigerkaya: sorry I disagree, sure there were changes to Bane but my god, he had a powerful presence in the film TDKR... it was a true villain that by the end of the movie everyone knew and talked about. That's the way it's supposed to be, make the film version even more fearsome than in comics. The DC villains have definitely fared better on film than the marvel ones.
@blackdog2009: No doubt about it I thought Bane was great from beginning and middle but at the end I felt they dropped it once Bane was just revealed as just a patsy to Talia and not the true threat I found his presence less intimidating and Talia was just a utter disappointment. I found Avengers did it better you knew right off the bat Loki wasn't in charge and that someone far worse was behind it. That even in victory the Avengers were still in the dark who the true villain was. But to each their own I thought Dark Knight was still far better over DKR.