New 'Thor' trailer: The God of Thunder lightens up

The newest trailer for "Thor" features something previous ones have not: Kat Dennings.

Dennings co-stars in the movie -- due in theaters May 6 -- as Darcy, a co-worker and friend of Natalie Portman's Jane Foster. And from the looks of things, she'll get to carry much of the movie's comic relief and ogling of Thor ( Chris Hemsworth). Hemsworth, too, looks like he gets to play a few comic moments, mostly related to his adjustment to life on Earth.

And, yes, there's also a somewhat longer look of Thor's showdown with the Destroyer. But mostly, we were struck by the noticeably lighter tone in this trailer. It's a definite shift from the dark, brooding tone of the first trailer (and maybe a play to sell "Thor" to an audience beyond Marvel fans).

We're not saying that's a bad thing, necessarily: Two-plus hours of Norse gods uttering faux-Shakespearean speeches probably would get pretty tedious. But  we are curious to see how director Kenneth Branagh brings what we've seen so far together into a cohesive whole.

What do you think of the new trailer?
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