Loki actually is Odin's son. He'd been shagging Loki's mother before the war started.The mythology is pretty clear that the Aesir can't keep it in their pants, especially with jotnar. Explains why he's so tiny and why he changes color. Odin probably knows this, but didn't tell Loki because he's a lying bastard.
Loki's coloring is temperature sensitive.All jotnar are blue only when super-cooled, otherwise they have humanlike coloring. Full-grown jotnar take a while to warm up, so they remained blue while wandering around Asgard. Likewise, full-grown Loki doesn't cool down very fast unless he's making direct contact with a source of extreme cold, such as the Jotunheim power source or an actual jotun. (Baby Loki, on the other hand, is very tiny and conducts heat pretty quickly.)
Loki will wind up wanting to come back to the light side, though it may be impossibleOn the one hand, his motives are largely good: he wants to make his father proud and do his duty for Asgard. His real villainy only came after he went mad from the revalation that he was a Frost Giant, though he definitely also has Jealousy as a major character flaw. That may be enough reason for him to feel regret at how things turned out. On the other hand, he winds up trying to kill his brother and commit genocide against the jotnar, not to mention showing no regard for the human collateral damage the destroyer caused. Even if he felt regret about it, he might either decide he'd already gone too far to change or that noone would accept his Heel-Face Turn after everything he's done.
Loki will not be the villain of the sequel, but it will be about Raganrok
The Scary Black Man that attacked Thor was Luke CageThis was the first thing This Troper thought when he saw him. He seemed to have some amount of super strength, even if it is the Charles Atlas Superpower kind, and he WAS working along with Hawkeye which is an important character who will appear in the Avengers movie. This troper thinks that, either this was a setup for Luke appearing in the Avengers movie, or they just wanted to reference the character even if he isn't going to be used.
The Scary Black Man that attacked Thor was HeimdallHe was as big as Thor, he was there as a guardian, and the scene right after Thor tries to lift Mjolnir is Heimdall looking at it.
Thor Odinson is not the first Asgardian named Thor to wield MjolnirThe era when Norse myth was first recorded, based on observations of the war between the Asgardians and the jotnar, predated the birth of Thor. So, why does Norse legend record an individual named Thor? Because there was a warrior named Thor who fought in that war. He just wasn't Thor Odinson, or at least not the Thor of the movie. He was instead a red haired warrior of Odin's generation, and most likely died during the war. Thor Odinson, the Thor we know, is named after the deceased hero of the Jotun war. Hence the differences in appearance between him and his legend.
The Frost Giants are asexualWe know that Laufey had at least one son but we never even see any female giants.
The Asgardians are the descendents of an earlier generation of super humans, who departed EarthThink about it: the Asgardians entirely look human. They bear a connection to Earth, hence the defending of it from the jotnar. And when stripped of their powers, the result is. . . a normal human. And we know humans are capable of developing preternatural abilities in the setting. So, theory: thousands of years back, there was an 'Age of Heroes' where superhumans evolved. They probably did their thing, grew powerful, bred a lot, developed understandings of their powers, and probably built great civilizations. For whatever reason, some or all of them decided to leave collectively, and create a new home ( or homes? ) elsewhere in the universe.
Part of the reason behind the casting of Heimdall was to keep away racistsThere are Neo Nazi morons and suchlike that tend to like the Norse gods or worship some twisted version of them. Studio execs were worried that these bastards might cling onto the film like a lamprey sucking away at the bottom line. Though i am not going to say this was the only reason why he was cast (he was pretty damn awesome in the part), but I could imagine some studio execs and marketing guys looking over the list of people who want to play the role and did well and said "of these three final guys, lets go with the black guy because he is going to keep those racist morons away".
Odin and Nick Fury are somehow relatedBear with me here: Certain sources in Norse mythology put Heimdall as Odin's son, yes? But Odin's white and Heimdall's black in the movie. On the other hand, Odin and Nick Fury are both one-eyed authority figures, and Fury is black. Going back to Norse myth here, Odin knows all the runes and all the secrets of magic. Maybe he's behind more than we know using various alternate forms?
Just like in the comics and mythology, Thor in the movies is indeed in love with and and probably engaged to SifIts just that, when you're immortal, spending a human lifetime with somebody else is roughly the equivalent of flirting with somebody for a few minutes.
Stan the Man only tried lifting the hammer with his car, not with his handsIf he'd tried it with his hands, he'd have been able to lift it easily. Unfortunately, his pickup truck wasn't as worthy as he was.
Sif is also a frost giant.Doesn't she look enough like Loki to be related?
The portal between Earth and Asgard already exists.Remember those auroras that Jane is hunting at the beginning of the movie? The ones that we're told appear at a completely predictable interval? That's the portal. At the end of the film, Jane and co. aren't inventing a portal, they're calculating when the next portal opens; that's why they're in such a rush, it's about to open soon and they want to be there. And notice that bright glow that covers Thor's face at the very end...
The Asgardians are descendants of a different sort of GallifreyanAnother subset of people, who, like the Time Lords developed a different sort of mega powerful technology except it traverses space instead of time. 1. It would be awesome 2. Time Lords are stronger than humans, Asgardians infinitely more so. 3. No one else has said it yet.
Loki journeyed to Midgard beforeWhen he met Thor in the S.H.I.E.L.D. compound, he was dressed like a human and seemed very comfortable with human technology. Going to Midgard after falling to the broken Bifrost was a contingency plan based on his previous experiences with Midgard and its people.
Thor will get back to Midgard using the same path Loki did.Because they clearly state Thor is going to be in The Avengers, and Loki used a secret passageway that wasn't Bifrost.
The Big Bad of Thor 2 will be Surtur.They wouldn't miss the chance of using one of the best (as well as the best-known) story arcs from the comic book, would they? Also, since the movie version of Loki is an Anti-Villain seeking his father's approval, the Surtur War will give him a chance to redeem himself. (In the comic book Loki also fought Surtur, although for more selfish reasons.)
"Whitest God" is still used to refer to the setting's Heimdall, but as an ironic nickname.Sort of like calling a big guy "Tiny".
Heimdall is still the whitest of all the gods.He jumps worse than Volstagg. And when he dances ... it's very, very sad.
Lockjaw exists in this continuitySo when Thor asks for a dog big enough to ride, he gets one!
Andalasia is another one of the worlds on Yggdrasil.Notice how similar the interdimensional space Thor passes through is to what Giselle passes through during her own banishment on Midgard.
Gallifrey and Skaro are other worlds on Yggdrasil.Both Gallifrey and Asgard are home to superhuman beings that have a history of helping humans (although only one Gallifryan really has a human-helping history). Both have technology/magic capable of traveling through space (although Time Lords can also travel through time). Also, the enmity between the Time Lords and the Daleks is similar to the enmity between the Asgardians and the Frost Giants. And it would just be kind of awesome.
The Asgardians will learn there are millions of inhabited dimensions, and Yggdrasil leads to only nine of them.Courtesy of Uatu. Or maybe Dr. Strange.
Loki's final, definite Face-Heel Turn could have been prevented had Odin just said something more constructive than "No, Loki."Not to excuse Loki's actions there, but he's one of the best-executed cases of Cry for the Devil in recent memory, and in this verse he's clearly in many ways still a really pathetic, attention-seeking boy. Imagine if Odin had just sighed "Loki, please don't do this. You are my son, and I could not bear to lose you." It seems pretty IC that this version of Loki might have allowed that, and then probably collapsed into angry, frustrated, needy tears. He'd probably still need a long, long time under the care of whatever the Asgardian equivalent of a psychiatrist is (not unlike Princess Azula's final fate), but at the very least he wouldn't've ended up going to rampage on Midgard for shits and giggles.
The reason pre-revelation Loki let in a frost giant to “ruin [his] brother’s big day” was because then they could fight it off together and nothing would change between them.It's very, very likely Loki wasn’t actually in villain territory until he knew what he was and it pushed him over the edge, and that his affection and happiness for his brother in the deleted scenes is completely genuine, if a little bittersweet. So even if he clearly has some resentment of Thor from the very start, enough to want to botch up the coronation, well, think about that for a moment. It would just delay the inevitable a bit, not make their father automatically think “Oh, clearly the throne should go to Loki instead.” It’d keep them both as princes, with Loki and Thor on an even footing with each other. That could be the way Loki wanted it, where even if Thor’s Odin’s favorite, Thor doesn’t see himself as too powerful (or more innocently, too busy) to keep adventuring and stuff with his brother by his side as an equal and a foil. He might not even view it as callously as “to ruin my brother’s big day” at that point- post-revelation Loki is no longer rational or sane, and his much-increased jealousy of his brother after that might cause him to retroactively refer to his earlier actions much more bluntly and darkly.
Ragnarok has already happened once in the MCUOK, so the old universe is dead, the new one is born, Cosmic Entity(s) like Galactus, Eternity & Oblivion pop up, and eventually, in one sector of space, Ymir and his cow emerge, then Buri, progenitor of the Aesirs, rises, formation of nine worlds, all that inbetween time, and eventually Ragnarök, from Balder's death, to Loki's torture and escape, to the Winter, to Order and Chaos fighting, to Surtur burning everything, everything happens exactly how the myths portray. But, somehow it's history was not lost, as the Cycle pops up once more. However, things change, whether it be small like Thor and Sif's hair color changing, Heimdall no longer being white, Hogun is now an Aesir to major like Slepnir (and maybe his trio of kids from Angerboda) no longer being sired by Loki, Yggdrasil changes from a tree to a constellation, maybe Balder and Tyr no longer existing, things like that. So, the old myths get passed down to Earth/Midgard, but since events like Loki, since the Giants no longer look human, looks like an Aesir, and no longer has monster children like Fenrir or Jormungand, are somewhat skeptically believed even by Aesirs, explaining why he wasn't chased off so much earlier and how some things still look the same but are also so drastically different at times.
Asgard is a General Systems Vehicle.Really, it was hard not to think "omg it's a GSV!" the first time Asgard showed up on screen.
The Destroyer will become the basis for Ultron.SHIELD must have scavenged the parts, and Erik's connection to Hank Pym could bring that man into some work for SHIELD. Pym could start working on Ultron through the use of those parts and inadvertantly create a villain even more poerful than the robot was.
The reason the American Southwest is desert is because the Bifrost ends thereIt's a little destructive when it opens up, so it only makes sense. Maybe Arizona's Meteor Crater was from a particularly forceful transport.
The Serpent in Fear Itself was either Vili or VeVili and Ve were the brothers of Odin, who helped Odin create the universe from Ymir's body in Norse Mythology. In the Marvel Universe, one of them took on the name "The Serpent", and was prophecized to kill Thor.
The Asgard don't understand their own technologyThis is why they can't easily rebuild the Bifrost bridge or equip everyone with a mass-produced Thor's Hammer, and why they refer to their tech as "magic". Their tech is actually made by another alien race, probably the ones corresponding to the dwarves in Norse myth (who made most of the Norse god's weapons and artefacts). Unfortunately the dwarves live elsewhere in the 9 Worlds and getting to them without the Bifrost is not easy.
Mjolnir is made of neutron star matter.Odin says that it was "forged in the heart of a dying star", and it's too heavy to lift unless you're specifically able to lift it. Whoever made it also added compensation so that things don't get pulled in by it's gravity, and it didn't split Earth in half when it landed. It still hits as if it had its full weight.
The Enchantress from the comics is the same enchantress from Beauty and the Beast.What with Disney having bought Marvel and all. Think about it: they both have long blonde hair, they both wear green, they're both described as being incredible beautiful, and they both do not react well to rejection. I can't unsee it!
Yggdrasil being the entire universe, Nidhogg, the dragon at its roots slowly devouring it, is the Asgardian name for...Galactus. This won't be revealed until much farther down the road when the fans and mainstream viewers manage to have the bad taste of Death Cloud Galactus washed from their mouths.
Laufey is not a complete bastard.No, hear me out. This guess is based on some of his dialogue from the film. Laufey was not a nice customer to be sure, no denying that. Willing to assassinate his helpless opponent, proud, vindictive, etcetera. But cold, iron-fisted tyrant of a fierce and angry people he might have been, it's possible he COULD have genuinely loved his son, Loki. When Thor, Loki, Sif, and the Warriors Three invade Jotunheim, he viciously snaps out with, "Your father [Odin] is a murderer and a thief!" Thief obviously refers to the casket. Murderer though seems an oddly specific word for describing a warrior. Warriors kill in battle, while murder holds particularly bad, foul connotations. It's a very personal word. So Laufey feels that Odin killed someone who was especially close to him. Could it be that Laufey thinks that upon entering the deserted temple after the battle, Odin killed the baby Loki and disposed of the body? We only have Odin's word and perspective that Loki was actively abandoned, anything could have happened in the confusion of battle to leave the young heir alone. And besides. A temple? Why the Hell would you abandon a baby you didn't care about in a holy place? That just doesn't make sense. Hell, guards who may have been assigned to protect Loki may have been slaughtered earlier outside, rushing in headfirst to try and defend their charge for all we know. Laufey is an experienced warlord, at least as much as Odin. He's obviously experienced in the ways of war. A warlord has to be able to accept losses and casualties, and a bloodthirsty one like Laufey even more so. It would take a kind of special loss to make Laufey willing to engage in a truce, even for a while. The death of your first son, perhaps. Hence his line: "You know not what your actions would unleash. (Beat) ...I do." Perhaps this is an overly elaborate Cry for the Devil, but I dig me some character speculation.
Thor 2 will have a romantic subplot...Focusing on the Sif-Thor-Jane love triangle (type 1 or 10, depending on whether you interpret Thor and Jane being friends or an item). Thor and Jane are definitely set up in the first film, while Sif is very much attracted to Thor (and he flirts with her) along with being his wife in the original myths.
Gods of the Marvel Universe remember stories better than events.An old Thor comic shows that there was originally different Asgard, closer to one in mythology (with Red-haired Thor and all). This Asgard was destroyed during Ragnarok in the first century, and then surviving gods (Balder was one of them) merged into a new Odin and created a new Asgard, the one we know. But later comics often show events happening before that featuring current version of characters. That's because the characters heard stories and integrated them into their memories. That also explains why there are different versions of some events (like Odin adopting Loki): Every time a god hears a new story featuring himself, or a new version of an existing story, he/she unknowingly integrates that story into his/her memory and forgets every story that contradicts it. This extends to other gods in the Marvel Universe, as proven by the fact that Hercules remembers doing all 12 of his labours, whaen 2 of them were done by Gilgamesh.
Movie-Balder has died and has been reborn as a human.Balder was absent from the movie and it was noticable. We know that the movie combined elements from Earth-616 and Ultimate Universe. We also know that Donald Blake and Thor are two separate characters. So, my theory goes like this: Some time in the past, Balder was killed by Hoder. If Loki was involved, he managed to escape the blame. Then, Balder was reborn as a human: Donald Blake (like in the Ultimate Universe). The reason his relationship with Jane failed is the fact that, at that time, he was starting to remember who he really was.
The Enchantress will break Loki out of prison in Thor 2.Yup.
Odin has been sending saboteurs to Jotunheim to keep them blasted back to the Stone Age.It's a little suspicious that nearly 1050 years after the big war with the jotnar, they're still living in ruins. Even if they couldn't pull themselves back to where they were before Odin took the Casket of Ancient Winters, you'd think that after all that time, they could have gotten something up and going again.
Thor 2 leads into Captain America 2Thanos will recruit the Red Skull, who has been imprisoned in Odin's trophy room following Captain America: The First Avenger, to steal the Infinity Gauntlet. He will then send Red Skull back to Midgard to serve as his herald, thus setting the plot for Captain America 2.
Selvig was Loki's servant the whole time.He kept an eye on Thor while pretending to not believe his story for the benefit of the other mortals. And he wasn't mind controlled in the stinger at the end - he was just following his master's telepathic orders, unaware of the genocidal circumstances that led to Loki being stranded across space. Loki mind controls him in Avengers because he knows Selvig is a moral person and Thor's friend and will defect to Thor's side as soon as he sees how batcrap crazy and murderous Loki has gone.
The villains of Thor 2 will be Hela (casting unknown) and her Black Elf father (formerly Mads Mikkelsen, now unknown), and will provide a mirror of Loki's issues with Odin.As far as I know, all we know about the villain is that he's supposedly not Thanos. Mads Mikkelsen would be passable as a svartalfr, if the makeup toned him down instead of emphasizing him like the Jotun. As a person raised on Jotunheim who seems suspiciously human-like, pale of skin and raven of hair, she could easily parallel Loki, born of Jotun and taken by the Aeis. Considering the reputation the svartalfar have for being magical craftsmen akin to (or kin of) the Dwarves, it's possible that they will be brought in to fix the Bifrost or contain Loki and then (under the guidance of the Jotun-raised [Princess?] Hela) attempt a power grab.
Thor 2 will involve Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three traveling to other realms to face a threat. Since the Bifrost is still damaged, they will be forced to use Loki as a guide.
Heimdall's sword is made of Vibranium.Heimdall activates the Bifrost by plunging his sword into the main engine, so clearly his sword is the key. Now, in Captain America: The First Avenger, Cap and the Red Skull accidentally created a Bifrost effect when Cap's shield hits the Valkrie's power source containing the Tesseract, carrying away the Red Skull. Cap's shield is made out of Vibranium, so it was the "key". Therefore, Heimdall's sword is made of Vibranium. Might the heroes ever figure this out to create their own Bifrost?
Time passes more slowly in Asgard than it does on Earth.A short period of time in Asgard is a much longer period of time on Earth. This would explain why Thor's understanding of Earth customs is so out of date. It would also explain why he'd never see Jane again if he destroyed the Bifrost. The Asgardians could rebuild it but it would take so long that Jane would be old or dead by the time they finished.
Young Loki and MjolnirWhen at the begining and Thor and Loki are just young teenagers, Mjolnir is visible. Now, if people who know the mythology can tell you, Thor was given the hammer by some Dwarfs after Loki tricked them. Their retaliation for Loki tricking them was to stitch his mouth close. The reason Loki was all quiet all the time was that, as a child, he had his mouth stitched closed by some Dwarfs. That would, understandably, be very unnerving to a young child and leave them very quiet and withdrawn. Loki's entire confidence issue that lead to his slip into evilness was because of this event, and his resentment of Thor was fueled by Thor getting a hammer out of the deal while he was severly traumatized.
Thor as kingOn the subject of Loki, why would Odin pick Thor as King? He was shown to be rash, was very agressive, and was still mentally a teenager. The only other candidate was Loki, since he was the only other son we saw. Except, two possibly reasons: Odin lost his eye, which was suposed to be when he gained a chunk of knowledge about future events, including Loki starting Ragnorok. He took in Loki just after loosing his eye, which was to bring peace to Asgard as he believed that by raising him as his own, he could avoid Ragnorok. However, he couldn't risk him becoming ruler of Asgard just in case he failed to raise him right. Alternativly, there's the reason why Loki would cause Ragnorok: Loki was to accidentally cause the Death of Baldur, one of Odin's sons, and would later insult them when they talked about him behind his back. They'd retaliate by binding him with a snake dripping venom into his eyes, which drove him insane and lead to him starting Ragnorok. In the film, Loki had recently caused the death of Baldur, and Odin didn't think he was ready to be king because of this. Which would then lead to the events of the film, which lead to Loki getting too out of hand from his growing hatred, resulting in Odin eventually having him binded, leading to Ragnorok. We're just in the stages in between Baldur's death and Loki's binding.
Loki is Yandere for ThorYMMV on whether it's romantically or platonically, but during the fight beneath Yygdrasil, Loki starts berating Thor for his new softness regarding the jötnar and blames it on Jane. Loki's obviously not happy with this new development and if you watch closely, when he's talking about Jane, there's a tear running down his cheek before he starts taunting Thor and threatening to kill Jane in a tone that sounds very much like the Murder the Hypotenuse and If I Can't Have You methods yanderes tend to favor. All Loki ever wanted to be was to be on equal footing with Thor and when (in his mind) Jane took that away from him and changed Thor, Loki immediately decided she had to go.
Loki will spend the majority of his time in Thor 2: The Dark World banished to the Isle of Silence.That is, until Thanos comes looking for him...
Hogun is Genghis KhanBecause his actor played Genghis Khan (very well, I might add) in Mongol. And by Khorne, wouldn't Genghis Khan in Valhalla be awesome?
Thor 2 will open Jane opening a wormhole.She will manage to end up in Asgard, but is found by two guards who do not recognize her as Thor's Midgardian love, but assume she is an enemy, chain her up, and bring her to the king. . .who is Thor.
We will see some bilge snipe in Thor 2.Or at least, a glimpse of one.
The Casket will be the centerpiece of Thor 2.Of the many weapons Loki uses in The Avengers, among them is not the casket, which we know he has with him. I'm guessing that he saw that his defeat was possible, so he left the casket on Earth as a way to either attract the Jotun to attack Midgard or as a form of bomb. The Casket will activate at a predetermined time, thus endangering the world since no mortal could approach it.
The fact that Loki is a frost giant will prove beneficial during Thor 2Either Malekith is hiding in an obscenely cold place, or Malekith refuses to work with either humans or Asgardians, so Thor and Odin have to send Loki to talk to Malekith. Loki has mixed feelings on the whole thing. On the one hand, he's being used. On the other, they do need him...
Coulsonand Loki will share a scene with eachother when they are saving the world. Expect lots of dancing around the fact that Loki stabbed Coulson and Coulson is somehow still alive followed by the two only working together because their skill sets are what art needed for something. And then Coulson falling apart once Loki leaves.
Malekithwill visit Loki in his cell Malekith will offer things to Loki for either help or information. Loki turns him down. Expect this and the scene where Loki passes the information onto Thor to be his only two scenes.
Volstagg will be noticably heavier in the next movie.Possibly as a result of being introduced to "junk food" on Midgard.
Loki will turn into a woman.
Darcy is a stoner.Think about it; the wardrobe, the deadpan voice, how completely unphased she is by Thor. Oh yeah, she gets high.
The Asgardians are Sufficiently Advanced Aliens that just forgot everything they have is based on scienceSome unimaginable long time ago, the Asgards had ran out of physical laws to break. Nothing more could be discovered, nothing more could be invented. So, the society became like gods, acted like gods. The problem was, the memories telling how to create the technology slowly dimmed, till as far as the Asgards were concerned they ARE gods. The technology is so advanced, it does not need to be maintained, but can't be easily rebuilt.
If Phil Coulson had actually tried to lift Thor's hammer himself, he would have been able to.All the ballyhoo that SHIELD creates around the hammer due to not being able to move it could easily have been avoided, had Phil Coulson simply just walked over and tried. He would have been worthy. Because even Odin thinks he's awesome.
The Bifrost is a prototype Mass RelayIt covers vast distances in seconds and works both ways, but there's still the problem of leaving it open, as Loki so kindly demonstrated on Jotunheim.
Tom Hiddleston is really LokiSeriously, this isn't up here yet. Well, here are two reasonings. 1) Loki is very easy going with the human technology, almost as if he's been around it for a long time. He came up with Tom's identity on one of his trips to Midgard when questioned by someone and he decided to keep that name, eventually starting an acting career, both to keep up appearances, but also to practice his trickster powers. Taking into account the Narnia Time theory above, so no one on Asgard would notice his long absences, and when he leaves Midgard, "Tom" will just be on vacation somewhere. 2) Tom was a real person who was killed and Loki took his persona as a disguise, discovering the power of fangirls when they would want to get his autograph and hug him wherever he went. Soon, he will have an army so massive, no military on Midgard or Asgard can stop him.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hel is a necromancer rather than the goddess of the dead.Her ability to revive and control the dead caused humans to mistake her for the goddess of death.
Asgard isn't actually located in the same plane of existence as the other realms.Hence why they need the Bifrost and/or secret paths to get anywhere. I imagine it as being located at the centre of the universe, and the centre of time itself. This could explain how there are stories about Asgardians on Earth despite the person in question not having been old enough/alive at the time. The secret paths could be more unreliable i.e. you might show up a few hundred years late, and since the Bifrost was "harnessed" they've been abandoned.