I’m really interested to see how several of the under-performing Marvel movies do with a post-Avengers bump in popularity. I get the sense that both Thor and Captain America will have greater interest in their movies now.
And I like that Thor takes place in his universe, which means he can’t just call on the other Avengers for help. That’s going to be key for Marvel in the standalone films — to create plots that have a sense of urgency and dire consequence but in a way that their heroes can’t rely on others to assist them.
(Also, do yourself a favor and click on the “pow!” button if you can. Might have to go to YouTube to use it, but it gave me a small chuckle)