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Old 08-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ego: The Dark World

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Just a random thought here that popped into my mind, after too much pizza.

We know that the Cap sequel lists the name of his (assumed) main villain, right? "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

What if there's a new naming convention for at least some of the Phase II movies? Thor is subtitled "The Dark World," we know; and conventional wisdom assumes that it's some reference to the Dark Elves, since we know Malekith will be *at least* one of the villains.

But I think people are greatly overinflating the importance of the Dark Elves in this movie. The casting call for extras seems to indicate a whole host of traditional Thor races, including (possibly, from descriptions) Fire Demons, Frost Giants, Rock Trolls and Valkyries. And now comes news that Alice Krige has a small role that seems to have her heavily made up, possibly in prosthetics. All this tends to indicate that Dark Elves are just *one* piece of the puzzle. And we know from the earliest reports about this movie that it's about Thor and Jane Foster journeying through the Nine Worlds.

Anyway, here's the thing: what if "The Dark World" subtitle doesn't have anything to do with Dark Elves? (I'm positive it doesn't. Doesn't even make sense.....the Dark Elves don't live in a "dark world," anyway.) And what if "The Dark World" is actually a naming convention similar to CA:TWS?

Thor certainly has a nemesis who would qualify as "the dark world." That is: Ego, the Living Planet.

That would explain why there hasn't been any major casting news beyond Eccleston as Malekith; certainly, you don't "cast" for a living planet.

I firmly believe that the Thor sequel is actually going to have *multiple* cosmic Thor villains, and is going to involve an actual tour de force of at least some of the Nine Realms of Norse mythology. When it's all said and done, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see cameos from several of Thor's biggest rivals, especially those that are most likely to be CGI constructs rather than actual actors/actresses. That could include Surtur, Ymir, The Midgard Serpent, Fenris Wolf, Ulik, Kurse, and, ultimately.....

....Ego: The Living Planet. The Dark World.
I actually thought about this recently. I LOVE this idea.

Originally Posted by Capt.America518 View Post
Ego would be awesome!! However I like how the picked Malekith... It was rather unexpected and I feel they could make a good story with him... The story is however, once again, going to involve the casket
More than likely. But then, if Ego IS involved, I wonder how he will be worked into it. This is some good thinking on Sam's part.

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Why is it unlikely?
Ego is a major Thor villain; Ego is, literally, A Dark World; and we wouldn't have heard about casting because all of that would be handled by NASA. Or something.

I wouldn't see Ego in the literal comic book sense, of some planet with a genuine big-ass face on it shouting taunts at Thor; but I don't think audiences would have any trouble buying into the idea of an actual sentient planet. It's become a fairly commonplace theme in SF, most recently in Avatar. Just think of Pandora without the hippie feel-good vibe, and instead a murdering malevolence for a persona. Bam. There ya go.

EXACTLY The living planet, not that it speaks, or has a face, but just like Pandora. It is alive in the same sense that a plant is alive. It Can physically move things on its surface, create certain weather patterns at will, natural disasters, tthings like that.

Totally could work. In fact, if that is the case, I would actually really be looking forward to it

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