Recently, Marvel has included some live-action shorts with its home video releases and it seems they are going to continue that tradition on “Thor: The Dark World.” The short, “All Hail the King,” will see Sir Ben Kingsley reprising his role as Trevor Slattery. Taking place after the events in “Iron Man 3,” Slattery has become someone of an infamous icon having received a bit of notoriety for his “portrayal” of the Mandarin. He’s locked up in a high-security prison, and because of his newfound celebrity, a documentary filmmaker is pursuing an in-depth profile which he eagerly agrees to do.
Where exactly the story goes from there is anybody’s guess, but I’m definitely hoping he is portrayed as a bit more of a villain than he was in the movie. We certainly enjoyed the Peggy Carter short that was featured on the “Iron Man 3” Blu-ray release, and are really looking forward to this one as well.
“Thor: The Dark World” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb 25, 2014.