Odin's Whereabouts Discussed by Kevin Feige, Anthony Hopkins And Alan Taylor

At the end of Thor: The Dark World, the exact location and current state of health for Sir Anthony Hopkins' Odin are shrouded in mystery. Continue on to see some of the Thor: The Dark World cast and crew try to shed some light. Obviously, Spoiler Warning if you haven't seen the film.

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By Mark Julian - 11/11/2013
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Said Anthony Hopkins, "He's dead. I've done two, that's enough." And director Alan Taylor said the same thing adding, "That was a big twist. It took us a while to realize that we were actually going to kill him. And then it took us a while to realize that we were going to do that at the end." But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was a bit more diplomatic, stating, "Like all of our plans at Marvel Studios, we know where we would like to go if given the opportunity. We have very good ideas whether the All-Father is with us or not."

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Running Time: 1 hr 52 minutes
Release Date: 8 November 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Clive Russell, Zachary Levi
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Written by: Don Payne (story), Christopher Yost (screenplay), Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book), Larry Lieber (comic book)

"Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World," in theaters November 8, 2013, 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."
Source: MTV
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Prime - 11/11/2013, 5:01 AM
Man....would have been cool if Fox let Marvel used Galactus.
SuperCat - 11/11/2013, 5:01 AM
Wasn't really worried about Odin. Figured he was being held captive somewhere.
sinestrosmight - 11/11/2013, 5:02 AM
Oh so they Captain Kirked his ass? Lame.
ShadowPimp723 - 11/11/2013, 5:11 AM
So...what? Loki just billy-jacked him like he wasn't the All-Father? This is stupid. Great movie though.
marvel72 - 11/11/2013, 5:18 AM
hopkins needs to comeback to do a flashback scene showing us what loki has actually done with him.
TheRedSkull - 11/11/2013, 5:21 AM
Hopkins had a good run as Odin. And he will forever be remembered in the films and probably referenced a whole bunch by Thor in future instalments.

Although, I think they could have established his death a little more in the movie...I thought he was just in another room whilst Loki posed as him.
Eduardo - 11/11/2013, 5:26 AM
A spoiler warning should go before the spoiler, not after telling details about the movie's ending...
GoldenOne33 - 11/11/2013, 5:29 AM
The question is, is Alan Taylor coming back for Thor 3?

I would love to have him back. Who ever they get it will not be like Thor 2.
swindler1985 - 11/11/2013, 5:32 AM
I think Taylor was referring to Loki when saying "It took us a while before we knew we were going to kill him." Hopkins seems unsure of Odin's fate too. I bet Feige's the only one that knows the end game for this twist...
DudeLove721 - 11/11/2013, 5:36 AM
I don't know if I would take Alan Taylor and Sir Anthony Hopkins words as gospel. I mean, if Sir Anthony doesn't want to come back, they can't force him to but... if Marvel Studios decides that they don't want Odin to be dead, it isn't his or Alan Taylor's call. So while he may be dead, I wouldn't say he is just because Taylor and Hopkins say so. I won't be surprised if he does come back, even if they do recast the character -- eventually everyone from these movies will be recast anyway.
titansupes - 11/11/2013, 5:41 AM
For [frick]s sake. The TITLE AND TEASER ARE SPOILERS. Are you [frick]ing kidding with that 'spoiler warning' thing right after you say the spoiler. Jesus.

Thanks a lot.

SpectacularJoShFest - 11/11/2013, 5:44 AM
Hmm...I'm okay with this...I didn't really like Odin in this movie, for some reason I just felt it didn't do it for me unlike the first movie...but if they were planning on killing him, at least they could have shown it.
charlie2094 - 11/11/2013, 5:46 AM
So he is dead? Still need Hopkins back though. In that case, they'll need to at least show a flashback or something in Thor 3, I didn't take from it that he was dead. Willing to take Fieges word more than Taylors or Hopkins, sure we'll see Odin in Thor 3, I mean, Loki was masquerading as him, still need Hopkins to play that version of the character...

@titansupes

It just says Odin's Whereabouts? No actually details regarding what that means are spoiled...not until you click into the article
SpectacularJoShFest - 11/11/2013, 5:46 AM
@titansupes how is the title a spoiler...it doesn't say anything that could spoil the movie...
Some people here are just looking for excuses to complain about the site and its editors...
ShadowPimp723 - 11/11/2013, 5:49 AM
So you mean to tell me that somebody clicked on this spoiler tagged article,because they wanted to avoid spoilers.....mmm-hm
McMeatFace - 11/11/2013, 5:49 AM
Hopkins was in 2 Thor movies. The guy seemed bored out of his mind. Great that they killed his character and now they can move along.
NoAssemblyReqd - 11/11/2013, 5:49 AM
Loki killing Odin seems out of character, even with all the slights Loki received in his quest for acknowledgement and approval. You don't pull a revelation like that at the end without also showing a body.
MrReese - 11/11/2013, 5:51 AM
I don't think Odin has died.He's some where captive.
WhiteBolt - 11/11/2013, 5:52 AM
There's not a better actor who could have played a better Odin. Shame if he doesn't return for Ragnarok.
EarOne - 11/11/2013, 5:54 AM
i really don't mind they kill off Odin..BUT.... H O W ..???

I mean, he's old and all, sure...still, he's ODIN ALLFATHER, Loki couldn't even kill Thor, how da heck could he ALONE kill the way more powerful Odin..??

well, hope, all this'd be explained (if not shown) in Thor 3. the movie's great, but like all marvel studios' movies, other than avengers and the first iron man, they need to be LONGER to tie everything up and enrich the story and characters more.
Gamera623 - 11/11/2013, 5:55 AM
HAhaha the title of the article is a spoiler and then it says Spoiler Warning.

Good job LOL!!
charlie2094 - 11/11/2013, 5:56 AM
@McMeatFace

But with Loki masquerading as Odin, they'll still need Hopkins in the film to play him
Darkknight23 - 11/11/2013, 5:57 AM
I hope Alan Taylor directs Thor 3. I really enjoyed Thor 3.
Jimbobatpool93 - 11/11/2013, 5:57 AM
odin not dead Loki has him captured
titansupes - 11/11/2013, 5:58 AM
@Charlie/Spectacular Josh - "Odin's Whereabouts" is a plenty big clue to decipher *something* (I haven't been reading the comments, just skimmed to see if anybody said my name to reply to me) and I'm very testy about these things since the end of both MoS and Skyfall AND the IM3 twist were spoiled for me by similar headlines on these articles.

I've nothing against the site or editors/writers. I come here two or three times a day, great place. But jeez, let's be a bit more clever about alluding to these things. That teaser at least NEEDS to be changed.
AvatarIII - 11/11/2013, 6:03 AM
Alan Taylor should not Direct Thor 3, new directors each time please! Alan Taylor can direct a Star Wars movie though
CapFan79 - 11/11/2013, 6:05 AM
I figured this was the case. Loki was the best thing about the film.

It was a cool surprise at the end but I hope the show the death and don't just "cyclops" him.
Minato - 11/11/2013, 6:12 AM
Anybody wanna talk about the fact that now that Loki is on the throne he has access to the tesserect like He and Thanos planned. He can literally hand over the gauntlet and one of the stones without any problems. There was a article that came out on this site right after Avengers came out saying that Lokis plan was to loose in avengers to gain access to Odins vault.
TheRealistStarLord - 11/11/2013, 6:12 AM
ODIN IS DEAD????? WTF?! Isn't too soon???? *grumpy voice*
ThePowerCosmic - 11/11/2013, 6:12 AM
Naw...he is captive in the Odinsleep somewhere.
TheBlackSurge - 11/11/2013, 6:14 AM
What if thanos came to asgard and helped loki kill odin at the end...
jasonicus - 11/11/2013, 6:15 AM
Spoiler is in the article name, you [frick]tards.
SiriusC - 11/11/2013, 6:15 AM
Anyone else thinking these guys are incredible assholes for posting a spoiler in the title? I have seen it already, but not everyone - even the comic book faithful - go right out the opening day or opening weekend. This is something that you post a few weeks down the line. I'm taking myself off their facebook page & I'm not coming on the site this week. Wow, big punishment, I know. But they've done this this kind of thing before & ruined things for me. I have to do something, right?
JatevinM - 11/11/2013, 6:16 AM
Before hearing about this I had the theory that Loki did actually die but he struck a deal with Hela and was granted life again. He then made his way back to Asgard and used his magic to turn Odin into a Loki look alike and he assumed Odin's identity and sent Odin/Loki to the dungeons or banished him somewhere. Since Thor is the only one that actually knows or believes that Loki died he can actually get away with it. I mean seriously who is going to believe Loki shouting that he is Odin especially when he doesn't have the powers to prove it? I think Odin could possibly return though if he is dead all they would have to do is have him make a deal with Hela.
LFANCH - 11/11/2013, 6:20 AM
They may have filmed a scene with odin being killed for this movie and then just didn't use it. If they decide to kill him (meaning Hopkins doesn't want to return) then they can use that as a flashback.
TheAstoundingMan - 11/11/2013, 6:23 AM
Anthony Hopkins doesn't seem too fussed either way. I'd like to think that he approached this role for reasons beyond simply making a quick buck, but his performance suggests otherwise. I know he doesn't get much to work with, but surely he could do more than either appear bored or shout his lines.
saintixe56 - 11/11/2013, 6:23 AM
Unable to comment as video not accessible in the UK!
TheAstoundingMan - 11/11/2013, 6:26 AM
And that title is most definitely a spoiler.
knocturnalzen10 - 11/11/2013, 6:28 AM
this was the worst idea they put on screen smh ............ really , loki's main motivate isn't to out right kill odin or thor ...........COME ON!
LeoAtrox - 11/11/2013, 6:30 AM
Well, this is a spoilerrific post, nevertheless: SPOILER WARNING.

My opinion: In the film, he had a moment which informed us of a health problem. I think in Fiege's mind, he's going to let Hopkins and Taylor think Odin is dead, but he's really fallen into the Odin Sleep. Nobody is aware of it because the only one who watched over him and interfaced with the outside world--Frigga--is dead. Odin knew it was coming and made it to his chamber, but only Loki--who had taken the place of an Asgardian soldier--was present when it happened and is aware of it. Odin may sleep for a long time after sleeping so shortly the last time (Thor 1) given Loki free reign over Asgard in his stead.
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