Marvel's latest 'Thor 2' clip promises that, despite the new territories director Alan Taylor will take us to and the new villains wreaking havoc in the universe, Thor is still the same old Thor, who is exploding with self-confidence and prefers swooping in to save the day.

This new footage from the god of thunder's next standalone adventure, which picks up after the events of 'The Avengers,' puts the spotlight firstly on Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) as they attempt to fend off some non-Dark Elf attackers -- though the other Warriors Three members Hogun (Tadanobu Asano) and Fandral (the newly cast Zachary Levi) can't be too far behind. But when things become overwhelming, Thor makes his grand entrance and lends a helping hand.

'Thor 2,' dubbed 'The Dark World,' reunites Thor (Chris Hemsworth) with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his trickster brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and Asgardian defender Heimdall (Idris Elba) in a battle against an ancient threat. Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston), leader of the race of Dark Elves, has returned with an army to plunge the universe into darkness. Also starring in the film are the returning Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard, as well as newcomer Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, playing Malekith's right-hand man, Algrim/Kurse.

'Thor 2' hits theaters this November 8.

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