Originally Posted by elizah72
I think if they are giving that speech away in the preview now, it likely is early on, and this may explain the lighted hammer he has at Greenwich in some scenes, as maybe an added power, could also explain added power of now being able to open his own portals (IF he has that power now, that is!). I just don't think it's an indicator that Odin is dead early on, since that would seem to be giving away too much in the preview.
I suppose it is possible that they are just using the dialogue from the Thor1 coronation scene as a shorthand way of picking up the story from before.
Regarding the lighted hammer, does anyone know if Mjolnir has been depicted that way in the books? If so, what was the context? (ie, story line, only when Thor had X power that he later lost, etc)