The Latest Thor: The Dark World Movie Poster Seems to Have Gotten Lost in Translation


Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston at the Premiere of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood

Okay, I know that Thor and Loki are close (sort of) in the “Thor” movies. They are brothers, after all. But come on, this is a little too close for comfort. Especially when they’re always trying to kill each other in the movies with giant hammers and sharp objects and whatnot.

But this poster for Alan Taylor’s “Thor: The Dark World” is apparently what fans in one particular Shanghai, China movie theater are being treated to when they pay their tickets to see the Marvel movie. I would like to think this is someone’s idea of a joke over there, but for some reason it’s more likely that something got lost in translation.

Really, REALLY lost in translation.

Apparently, this was a fan poster that someone whipped up (according to MTV) that the Shanghai theater mistook for an actual, official movie poster and put it out there for customers in their lobby. Of course, it could very well be that someone over at Reddit is just trying to pull off a hoax. Nowadays, the Internets and hoaxes go together air and breathing.

Thor - The Dark World Shanghai Movie Poster

This, of course, was patterned after this poster:

Thor The Dark World (2013) Movie Poster

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  • Juggernaut

    LOL! That is awesome!!!

  • Susan

    This is so funny

  • That Boy Nate

    f*cking japs

  • Juggernaut

    Marvel you magnifigant basterds you’ve done it again!!! Thor: The Dark World was amazing! Absolutely epic. After a titilating special look at Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was full of jall new jaw dropping scenes, Hemsworth and company put on the best fantasy movie I have ever seen. This movie surpassed the original on every level and may have taken a spot in my top five comic movies of all time let alone Marvel features! Can’t wait for the rest of phase 2 to to unfold!

    • Dedpool

      I’m sorry best fantsy movie you’ve ever seen? Really? Better than LoTR? Or The Hobbit? I’m sure it was amazing but it’s a CBM with a fantasy setting? So is it the CBM of the year?

      • Juggernaut

        In my opinion it WAS better than LOTR or The Hobbit. They are very dramatic and sprawling but lack in the wonder and awe department. There is not enough action in them for me. This was much more my speed. It had an epic feel without being bogged down. The third act in particular had me on the edge of my seat. It also had a very sci-fi heavy vibe intertwined that I really enjoyed. Nix hit the nail on the head with his review, there were parts of these movies that had a Star Wars feel to them only better done. Best comic book movie of the year? No. But it is a very close second. Unfortunately Man Of Steel edged it out on sheer fulfillment of a good interpretation of Superman that the world so badly needed.

        • Dedpool

          Blasphemy!! LOL But i get where you’re coming from. Apples and Oranges basically. High fantasy/sci-fi mash up vs low/med fantasy.
          I look forward to seeing it. being delayed unfortunately. And I’m glad there is someone else that loved MoS as much as I did. Editorial on that next week!!