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5. 'Thor: The Dark World'
Release Date: Nov. 8
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Chris O'Dowd, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Stellas Skarsgard, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Benicio Del Toro, Rene Russo
One reason it's a must-see: It may be your last chance to see Hiddleston's Loki for a while, and it also should lay down some serious clues about where Marvels headed for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron." They've been fine-tuning for a while now, including a round of additional shooting that happened very recently, and word has been fairly strong about the things that are working. I think the first film left a lot of room for improvement, even though I liked it, and it seems like Marvel keeps getting smarter about how to build these.
- Drew McWeeny