With Iron Man 3 performing like a sequel to The Avengers at the box office, Marvel Studios is hoping the same effect will happen with Thor: The Dark World. In the new Thor: The Dark World TV spot that aired during Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel was careful to remind viewers of Thor's association with The Avengers.
During the TV spot, Jane Foster admonishes Thor, "I saw you with The Avengers." To which, Thor protests, "Jane, I fought to protect Earth." When Jane asks Thor if that is his excuse, Thor simply replies, "Yes." To which, Jane admits, "It's not terrible."
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
“Thor: The Dark World” is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on November 8, 2013.