What was that at the end of Thor 2: The Dark World?

By reading this article, I assume that you have seen Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World (AKA Thor 2). If you haven’t, you obviously have no regard for spoilers spoiling your moviegoing experience… because if you do NOT want to be spoiled you will stop reading… NOW.


OK, clear?


Volstagg and Lady Sif Thor the Dark World End Credits

After the cool end credits sequence, we get the customary Marvel Studios end-credits extra which is the first of two for this movie. In the scene, Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) and Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander) bring some sort of artifact to a entity referred to as the Collector (Benecio Del Toro). They mention something about the Tesseract being in Asgard and keeping this artifact away from it. After the Warriors Two leave, the Collector makes some sort of sinister monologue about having “one down, five to go”.

So what did all of it mean?

Well, this looks like it is going to tie into the next Marvel Studios movies, of course. The character of the Collector will appear in the upcoming movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and no doubt he is trying to assemble the Infinity Gems to be placed in the Infinity Gauntlet, which was previously seen in the first Thor movie. It seems the Tesseract is one of the gems, and this red thing is another of the gems. If we are going by straight colors, it seems the Collector now has the “Power” Gem,with the location of the Mind Gem now known to him.

This is a cool chart that I found here.



The Collector Thor the Dark World

For a bit of commentary on the scene, I think it felt strange. It was a bit more sci-fi than the rest of the movie had been, even with the inclusion of laser guns, implosion grenades and spaceships in the Dark Elves’ arsenal. It felt like an episode of Doctor Who… and while I LOVE Doctor Who, it still just felt… off to me.

That being said, I really liked the teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and I guess this looks like that. I just wasn’t expecting it in a Thor movie.

The biggest question for me is if the Collector doing this for his own ends or for Thanos, who we saw at the end of the Avengers?


Hailing from the Twin Cities, Wugmanmax is an avid toy collector, graphic designer, video producer, husband, father of 3, firefighter, and Ingress player.

8 thoughts on “What was that at the end of Thor 2: The Dark World?

  • November 11, 2013 at 2:54 am

    The footage looked terrible. It was like the characters from thor walked off film and entered a dark shadows type scifi soap opera on video.

  • November 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    It certainly looked off. I think the Guardians of the Galaxy is going to potentially be a hard pill to swallow for the general audience. I’m a pretty big comic nerd and I haven’t even read an issue of Guardians of the Galaxy. The only way they are going to get “normal” people in the seats is by throwing the fact that it’s a Marvel Studios movie out a million times. They kind of did that for the first Thor movie, and it sort of worked.

    • November 17, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Yep, that was me being referred to in the picture, “Peeping Tom”.

      I’ve been sending this pic out to every damn site on the internet for someone to pick it up. They finally began to pick it up on November 13th or around that time, but it’s only reached 2 sites so far.

      I can’t seem to reach anyone with this, it’s only been posted on comicbookmovies.com so far.

  • November 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    The mind gem was the gem in Loki’s staff, which is held by SHIELD on earth. The tesseract is on Asgard. Great article though!

  • February 25, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Technically I think the tesseract is blue but don’t think it’s the gem of mind more of the purple gem dr strange tony stark and mr reed Richards are suppose to be of secret of the other gems but Disney has rights to me fantastic so doubt we will see that