While Marvel has recently released official plot descriptions for Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, they’re both filled with lots of double speak. Sweeping claims that give absolutely no specifics about the characters or situations in the movie. This, of course, is by design because most people don’t want to read spoilers so far removed from the film’s release, especially when each movie is still shooting.

But there are the intrepid few who eat up spoilers like candy and an insider let a bunch of new details slip regarding the next two Marvel movies. Andrew Lawden, an actor and Marvel employee, appeared on the Bombad Radio Podcast (to talk about his role in The Phantom Menace, no less) and dropped a bunch of interesting tidbits about both films. The Iron Man 3 claims have already been circulating, but the Thor 2 plot points are brand new…and awesome. Read them after the jump but beware of major spoilers.

Lawden’s quotes come from the Bombad Radio Podcast via Screenrant. Beware of spoilers.

I’m going to start with the Thor: The Dark World spoilers because this is the first I’ve heard of it:

Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit, which is connected with the Dark Elves; a race the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand [...] The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit. So Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them. But the only way he can do this is – he needs to cross over to the Dark World, and the only person who has access to the dark side of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison.

So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki, and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them. They go to this far side of Asgard, which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves’ world.

If this is the case, I love the way Loki is being brought back. He’s obviously become a fan favorite and to find a way for him to play a major part in the film, almost as a good guy, is fantastic.

There’s one more, even BIGGER spoiler for the film he talked about, which you can highlight to read:

But the exclusive twist…is that one of the things that happens during the Asgardian attack is that Thor’s mother gets killed. So it becomes like a vengeance thing. And they were keeping very tight-lipped about what actually happens with Loki, you don’t know whether he redeems himself or he’s still the bad egg.

Next up, here’s what he had to say about Iron Man 3, most of which was already revealed or seen in the trailer:

Well, there’s going to be a big fight sequence with The Mandarin, who’s the main villain, which will involve none other than forty different iron man suits. There’s an amazing rescue where The Mandarin basically wants to bring down the American government and kill the President, and he launches an attack on Air Force One. All of them – the President and his men and staff – get sucked out of the plane, and Iron Man rescues them by forming this amazing human chain in the sky.

There’s some pretty spectacular stuff that goes on. There’s an amazing sequence where he has this rooftop house that he builds to store all his Iron Man suits, and it gets attacked by The Mandarin and these gunships [...] I was shocked to discover there are like forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways…so that’s going to be pretty impressive. But apparently he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin’s forces.

With much of this seen in the trailer, Lawden’s claims have much more authority. And if this is the first you’re reading about this, the 40 different Iron Men explains why the new suit is called the Mark 47 and not Mark 8.

What do you think of these plots? Are they enough to get you back into the theater?

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