THOR: THE DARK WORLD Funeral Scene Depicted In Storyboards By Trevor Goring

THOR: THE DARK WORLD Funeral Scene Depicted In Storyboards By Trevor Goring

Film Sketchr has posted some Thor: The Dark World storyboards that were created by storyboard artist, Trevor Goring. In Alan Taylor's film there is a very emotional funeral scene, and now you can see how it was initially visualized. Come check it out!

Spoiler warning! When Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) and his army of Dark Elves invade Asgard, Thor and Loki's mother Frigga (Rene Russo) is seen trying to hide the earthling, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Malekith locates Frigga with Jane (actually a hologram). Frigga pulls out a blade and squares off against Malekith. Algrim/Kurse (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) comes up behind Frigga and stabs her. After that, a funeral is held for Odin's departed wife, which is attended by all of Asgard and Jane. Below, are storyboards depicting that funeral scene.
Storyboards by Trevor Goring, via Film Sketchr


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 was directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones") and will be coming to DVD soon. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston, and Idris Elba.
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Lancer1 - 2/25/2014, 1:03 PM
wow I actually liked the score alot, but the movie was decent it could have been a lot better...
Lancer1 - 2/25/2014, 1:03 PM
and first..
Nomis - 2/25/2014, 1:12 PM
One of the best scenes in the movie!
McNyagano - 2/25/2014, 1:15 PM
That scene though....

CherryBomb - 2/25/2014, 1:18 PM
Frigga was the best part of the whole movie. She was bad-ass and so nice.
That scene KILLED me. :'(

DrDoom - 2/25/2014, 1:19 PM
Such a great scene.
Lancer1 - 2/25/2014, 1:23 PM
it was still a good movie ..and that scene helped it
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 1:25 PM
That was the scene I thought the movie and franchise was a step forward, until they broke it up with a joke right after it, and then everything started to go downhill for the most part.
Pasto - 2/25/2014, 1:31 PM
Pasto - 2/25/2014, 1:33 PM
Those hormones can be a bitch huh.
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 1:35 PM

Yeah some good scenes where left on the cutting floor, I'd say on both 1 & 2.
GodzillaKart - 2/25/2014, 1:40 PM
@soforizo: I totally disagree that the funny scene afterward hurt it at all. To be honest, after seeing the movie twice, I'm not even sure which funny moment was the next to come after.

Frigga's death was a shock, and the funeral was beautifully done and not rushed. It was allowed all the space it needed, and then they moved on with the show.
WorstUserNameEver - 2/25/2014, 1:41 PM
Think that I was just so happy it wasn't Ironman 3 on first viewing that I liked the film. On second viewing its clear the film was ruined in post.
Pasto - 2/25/2014, 1:45 PM
You know who should've been the one to bite it? Loki. End him so it adds a wow factor to Thor and his supporting characters. Then, he can carry that wait into AoU and be a dark brooding thunder god.
batz11 - 2/25/2014, 2:00 PM
You should really say "stabs her with a knife" or some with think Kurse stabbed her with something "else" from behind...oh, forget it, that's just my mind that thought that ;P
Scarilian - 2/25/2014, 2:03 PM
@Pasto - use your brain, they did that in Thor; The Dark World. Thor's mother died and he believes his brother died also. Thor 3 will no doubt be about Thor taking back his kingdom while fighting against Surtur - leading to the death of Thor with Loki having a change of heart. Its a redemption story, always has been.

@Marvelicious -

Debut film - Official name - type of gem/stone revealed

Thor; The Dark World - Aether = Power gem
Tesseract = Space gem
Avengers - Mind Gem
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Time Gem
Ant-Man - Reality Gem
Doctor Strange - Soul Gem

The Infinity Gauntlet is currently on Asgard.

Saved you the hassle of watching the film series + In all likelihood they'll have all the Avengers die in Avengers 3 and be resurrected via the Time Gem.
Destined - 2/25/2014, 2:08 PM
Agreed @cherry.
batz11 - 2/25/2014, 2:08 PM
Haha Nail, I was just looking for the full scene of the GoT funeral where the old guys schools the youngster in archery...
staypuffed - 2/25/2014, 2:08 PM
Good scene, meh movie.
SauronsBANE - 2/25/2014, 2:14 PM
Great addition with the funeral scene from Game of Thrones nail! Such a hilarious scene.
batz11 - 2/25/2014, 2:21 PM
^ Yeah, love how the old dude just walks away, doesn't even look at the arrow hit...LMAO...
SauronsBANE - 2/25/2014, 2:24 PM
It's funny, a buddy I know was watching that scene and was like "What would happen in viking times if the archer missed?" And bam, Edmure proceeds to miss 2 or 3 times.

Game of Thrones is so meta like that: nothing happens like it "should" in typical fantasy worlds, and it pulls it off perfectly.

But yeah, Blackfish's reaction was priceless. Looks at the wind, fires the arrow, and basically drops the mic and walks away! Great stuff haha.
marvel72 - 2/25/2014, 2:33 PM
a powerful scene & with the music it enhanced it even more.
CherryBomb - 2/25/2014, 2:33 PM

kevberg - 2/25/2014, 2:37 PM
Not That most Comic Fans dont know this, BUT....

WARNING-----If you get the THOR:TDW Blu-ray..DO NOT WATCH the CA:TWS preview.....Fiege and Crew BLATANTLY give away who the Winter soldier is in it. I was stunned they didnt hold that back.

Just for the non comic fans not really in the know.

SauronsBANE - 2/25/2014, 2:41 PM
Frigga's death scene was definitely tragic...but it could've been SO much more emotional and devastating for the audience if she wasn't thrown aside as basically a glorified cameo in the first Thor and we got to know her better. They realized and fixed that mistake in TDW, but for me it was a too little, too late.

As for the identity of the Winter Soldier, I don't think Marvel is treating it like a surprise reveal for the non-fanboys. It's going to be a surprise for Cap. I think they knew that all comic readers would immediately know who it is, and the general audience would inevitably find out anyway. For me, that's a better strategy than pretending that Khan isn't in Star Trek Into Darkness when EVERYONE knew he was.
kevberg - 2/25/2014, 2:46 PM
Yeah, But in terms of the movie, His Identity is hidden in the movie ( the black around the eyes, the face mask).
There obviously was an attempt made to keep that mystery in terms of the movie i just was stunned they didnt really seem to care.
PapaEmeritus - 2/25/2014, 2:47 PM
Good stuff, Nail! Thanks.
Storyboard made with Col-erase... interesting!

This film for me was 3/5.
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 2:47 PM
Godzillafart - 2/25/2014, 1:40 PM
@soforizo: I totally disagree that the funny scene afterward hurt it at all. To be honest, after seeing the movie twice, I'm not even sure which funny moment was the next to come after.

As good as that Frigga funeral scene was, it went from it to cut abruptly into Dr. Selvig's lecture joke. For me that was like hitting the brakes full on while going sixty. It trivialized the emotion of the funeral scene for me, and from what I remember reading afterwards it did the same for many other viewers.

It didn't help that in his battles with Kurse and Malekith; Thor himself didn't reflect toward them whatsoever, the anger one would expect toward people who murdered one's mother (as she appears to be in the MCU). Loki himself was more stricken by it, so Thor's apathetic reaction was senseless. Add all that together, and it falls flat for me, worst in my second viewing.

Anyways, I don't see the point in debating this. Not only is it a matter of taste, but I've said before that we are polar opposites on this issue... seeing how you think Darcy was one of the best parts of the MCU. So we can agree to disagree.
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 2:51 PM
0megaDaGod - 2/25/2014, 2:02 PM

agreed. Everything I've seen cut from this movie should've been in it

Apparently, The Winter Soldier is going full on pushing the extra minutes in its theatrical release. So we might get the best character development yet in the MCU, and from what I've seen so far, it has a legitimately shot to be one of the best CBMs produced to date.
GodzillaKart - 2/25/2014, 2:51 PM
@sofo: Indeed we can.
SauronsBANE - 2/25/2014, 2:54 PM
@kevberg, I would say that the efforts to hide his identity in the movie is so that it's even more shocking for Cap when he finally finds out, rather than the audience. Is it a nice side-effect that his identity is hidden from the general audience? Absolutely, but I don't blame Marvel for not really caring.

I've heard comic readers describe the situation as knowing that Bruce Wayne is Batman. It's practically a given. I'm not sure I would go that far, personally. But it IS kind of obvious in retrospect. Or for those who have no idea, I'm worried that a large number of fans will watch the reveal, and then go "Who's Bucky?"

He really didn't make all that much of an impression in the first Captain America movie, so I would be SHOCKED if TWS doesn't have some type of flashback scene or something to remind everyone of who Bucky was. And if they do that, it makes it even more ridiculous to keep the Winter Soldier's identity a secret. Just my 2 cents.
GodzillaKart - 2/25/2014, 2:55 PM
@sofo: One thing we do agree on is that Marvel's biggest problems is cutting great scenes/performances from their films in the name of having a "tight" movie. I feel like they have a team of squints that calculate what running time will maximize profits, and then make the film fit into that mold.

This has no doubt added to Marvel's financial success...but it is also the reason that most of their films are good, instead of great....and the reason Iron Man 2 is OK, when it had the makings of a truly excellent film.
Ramiel - 2/25/2014, 3:25 PM
Clive Russell, who plays Blackfish in that GOT clip, was also in Thor: TDW as Tyr.
soforizo - 2/25/2014, 3:35 PM

I agree with everything in your last post. It is a problem varying with severity within various studios, similar to the Snowpiercer 20-minute fiasco.

With Marvel films, I've find it interesting that a good number of the extra scenes in their films have the peculiarity of being very good more often than not. I find it interesting, because it is not the norm with most films from other Studios that I've seen. So there appears to have been a concerted effort across the board to cut in favor of running time.

Apparently, the Winter Soldier is getting past that model, and hopefully it doesn't turn out to be the one movie that you wish they had cut down instead. So best case scenario, good character scenes were left in, and it pays off for them too.
ComicsBornAndBred - 2/25/2014, 4:56 PM
Yea TWS seems to be one of the Phase 2 films Marcel actually cares about. The 2 hr 16 min runtime proves they want a lot of action, story and character development. I think Marvel always wanted TWS and GOTG to be their two best Phase 2 films. IM3 and TDW were like 1 hr and a half action feats with little character development. TWS is setting up Avengers 2 and GOTG is setting up Marvel Cosmic so these two films need to be long in length and need to be great which Marvel seems to have put the work into to achieve those goals.
MightyZeus - 2/25/2014, 5:09 PM
Glad that storyboard was not used for that scene. Frigga went out fighting which is bad ass so i'm glad that scene was in the film.

The movie was "good" the scene was amazing.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/25/2014, 11:05 PM
Anyone that complains about jokes in super hero films is ridiculous.
You act like it's some campy shlock like Fantastic 4 or Green Lantern.
A joke right after this scene, which was a great scene btw, is to relieve the tension so that you know you're not watching some fantasy drama(Man of Steel)
With that said, this movie was awesome and did so much right. It knew what it was and was proud of it. Probably the 2nd best MCU film for me. 1st obviously being Avengers.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/25/2014, 11:08 PM
Thor 2 should have been longer and should have had like a 3 minute scene to develop the Enchantress so we can have more of her in the 3rd film without having to explain who she is through a bunch of exposition and shit.
pointman - 2/26/2014, 5:33 AM
In that scene you could almost feel thor's fury. Kurse or no kurse at that moment I think both he and malekith would have gotten pummeled.
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