'Thor: The Dark World': 14 questions and observations from the first trailer
What does the Marvel sequel have in store for the 'Avengers' hero and Natalie Portman?
Is Asgard a bit more...Tolkien this time around?
Judging just from the preview, it looks like Marvel and director Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones") have made Asgard a bit less fantastical and a bit more...Tolkien? There were a number of shots that suggested "The Dark World's" art direction, production design and costumes are a combination of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" aesthetic and an overall simpler, more modern design.