THOR: THE DARK WORLD Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features Revealed, Includes 'All Hail the King' One-Shot
But first, Thor: The Dark World needs a home release and per Bleeding Cool (via the BBFC) details of the Blu Ray special features are now known. As of right now the release date is not certain but with Captain America: The Winter Soldier releasing on April 4, it can be assumed the Thor sequel will hit store shelves sometime this March.
UPDATE: Marvel has confirmed, via their Thor movie Twitter account, a February 25 release of the Blu Ray combo pack!
Speaking of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, there will be just under a three and a half minute preview of the Cap sequel on the Blu Ray release. If it's anything like the tease for Thor: The Dark World that was on the Iron Man 3 Blu Ray, it will definitely be just a tease without revealing anything new.
Moving on to the single most important part of the Thor: The Dark World Blu Ray release is the announcement of its One-Shot short filmed titled 'All Hail the King.' Previously, we've known that Iron Man 3 actor Ben Kingsley has recently filmed something for Marvel Studios and rumors say it is a new One-Shot. But that same rumor says the Kingsley One-Shot will reveal another Mandarin... the real one this time (for real real). While this is rumor, the title of this new One-Shot included with Thor 2 could lead some to believe that this rumor might be true. The real Mandarin could be the 'King' in the 'All Hail the King' title.
Or it might just reference Kingsley's Trevor Slattery feeling like a 'King' after being hired as the Mandarin. Or maybe a Loki One-Shot with him as (SPOILER ALERT!) the new King of Asgard, as seen in the closing moments of Thor: The Dark World. Or maybe a One-Shot telling how Loki took over the throne from Odin. Lots of speculation in the last few sentences but anything is possible until we get more information on the new One-Shot.
The deleted scenes and features on the Thor: The Dark World Blu Ray are plenty! Below is a full list of all the items that will be included on the Blu Ray release. (Times are by hours:minutes:seconds:frames.)
00:13:13:16 ALL HAIL THE KING – A MARVEL ONE-SHOT
00:16:14:22 A BROTHERS JOURNEY – THOR & LOKI (PART 1)
00:14:02:12 A BROTHERS JOURNEY – THOR & LOKI (PART 2)
00:03:23:19 EXCLUSIVE LOOK – CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
00:05:05:00 SCORING THOR: THE DARK WORLD WITH BRYAN TYLER
00:01:32:04 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: EXTENDED CELEBRATION SCENE
00:01:38:17 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: JANE LEARNS ABOUT THE AETHER
00:01:00:11 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: LOKI: THE FIRST AVENGER
00:01:07:08 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: THOR AND FRIGGA DISCUSS LOKI
00:00:19:17 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: DARK ELVES PREPARE FOR BATTLE
00:01:42:02 DELETED & EXTENDED SCENES: EXTENDED VANAHEIM SCENE
00:01:32:04 EXTENDED CELEBRATION SCENE COMMENTARY BY ALAN TAYLOR & KRAMER MOREGENTHAU
00:01:38:17 JANE LEARNS ABOUT THE AETHER COMMENTARY BY ALAN TAYLOR & KRAMER MOREGENTHAU
00:01:00:11 LOKI: THE FIRST AVENGER COMMENTARY BY TOM HIDDLESTON
00:01:07:08 THOR AND FRIGGA DISCUSS LOKI COMMENTARY BY KEVIN FEIGE
00:00:19:17 DARK ELVES PREPARE FOR BATTLE COMMENTARY BY KEVIN FEIGE
00:03:18:24 GAG REEL
01:47:23:24 THOR THE DARK WORLD (FEATURE WITH AUDIO COMMENTARY)