How to watch Thor: The Dark World

Alex Kane, Reviewed
Thor: The Dark World is now available to stream on Disney+
Thor: The Dark World is now available to stream on Disney+

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If you’re hoping to revisit Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, you’re in luck. New streaming service Disney+ lets you watch this fun Marvel entry from the comfort of your living room or on your favorite mobile device.

Where to stream Thor: The Dark World online

Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Thor: The Dark World
Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Thor: The Dark World

You’re now able to stream Thor: The Dark World on Disney+ wherever you’re connected to the internet. Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service is now available in the U.S. and Canada and will eventually be rolling out worldwide.

Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, “a wide range” of mobile devices, smart TVs, and video-game consoles. The subscription-based platform will serve as the new home for Walt Disney Studios films as well as original, exclusive Disney+ content like Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

What is Thor: The Dark World about?

Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Thor: The Dark World
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Thor: The Dark World

This one’s generally considered a forgettable and inessential entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though the 2013 Thor sequel’s also one of the best-looking MCU films to date. Its biggest crime, ultimately, is having a dull villain who just doesn’t capitalize on the potential of the story’s premise.

The Nine Realms of Norse mythology are beginning to align, and portals linking the various worlds are opening up between them. Thor’s girlfriend, Jane Foster, and her intern, Darcy, discover one such portal on Earth, and Jane becomes infected by an ancient power known as the Aether. Thor finds Jane and takes her to Asgard for treatment, but recognizes the threat posed by the weapon, which was used by the Dark Elf Malekith eons ago.

This is a beautiful, exciting Marvel flick that culminates in a big destructive battle across the Nine Realms, and there’s a bit of Star Wars flavor to the whole thing, but it doesn’t satisfy in the same way that its sequel, Ragnarok, does.

The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, and Rene Russo.

How to sign up for Disney+

To start watching The Dark World, you can subscribe to Disney+ today for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year. Or you can get the service as part of a special value bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month in total.

Disney+ is available to watch through the following devices:

  • Roku streaming devices

  • TVs with built-in Roku

  • Apple TV iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models

  • Android phones

  • Android TV devices

  • Google Chromecast

  • Xbox One

  • PlayStation 4

  • Sony TVs with built-in Android

  • See our recommendations for the best streaming devices

If you’re hoping to stream on another device in the future, you can sign up for email updates at DisneyPlus.com to stay in the know.

In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to classic titles like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes such beloved TV series as Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

By the end of its first year, Disney expects to bring over “7,500 episodes of television and 500 movies” to the service—including Aladdin (2019), Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Dumbo (2019), Frozen 2, The Lion King (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Toy Story 4, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

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