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MAIN CHARACTERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE


* THOR The God Of Thunder, son of Odin
* ODIN The King of Asgard
* LOKI LAUFEYSON Adopted son of Odin
* JANE FOSTER Girlfriend of Thor
* LADY SIF Asgardian warrior, friend of Thor, sister of Heimdall
* THE WARRIORS THREE (FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG, HOGUN) 
God warriors of Asgard,friends of Thor
* LOUHI Mistress of The North, the Queen of Pohjola
(Character from KALEVALA)
* NEITO Miss of The North, Louhi's daughter, leader of
of Louhi’s army (Character from KALEVALA)
* VISIN (Original character by me) A scientist who
works for Louhi
* KIJA (Original character by me) Louhi's right hand man,
a spy, an assassin
* AGENT PHILLIPS (Original character by me) A S.H.I.E.L.D agent
* FREY The ruler of Alfheim, home of the Light Elves


THE 1970's SCENE ORIGINAL IDEA BY TOM HIDDLESTON







LOKI


FADE IN:


CLIP
Pre-credits end of THOR 2


THOR
Thank you father.


THOR walks away from the throne, ODIN changes into LOKI.

ODIN
No - thank you.


V.O
And so it came to be that LOKI LAUFEYSON
placed himself on the throne of Asgard.



CUT TO:

CLIP
End of THOR 2


THOR reunites with JANE on Earth.




V.O
Thinking all was well in Asgard Thor
returned to Midgard to be with Jane.



CUT TO:

CLIP
From THOR 2


MALEKITH kills FRIGGA and a short montage of the funeral.


V.O
The Allfather was devastated after the death of his
beloved wife Frigga in the hands of Malekith - he did 
not have the strength nor the will to oppose Loki.



CUT TO:


INT – A CORRIDOR UNDER THE ASGARDIAN PALACE,
VARIOUS PRISON CELLS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CORRIDOR


ODIN is walking down a corridor followed by two GUARDS.
LOKI is walking behind them. They stop at a large wooden door with a small window. LOKI opens the door and steps aside gesturing to ODIN to walk inside. The two GUARDS position themselves on both sides of the door, they stand there facing the corridor. 

ODIN walks into what appears to be series of interconnecting rooms. The first room is very scarcely furnished - there is a bed, a chair, a table and a bookcase. ODIN looks at the room briefly and turns to face LOKI who's standing at the doorway. ODIN looks weary.



LOKI
I have prepared these special lodgings for you. I'm sure
you will be very comfortable here. If there is anything
else you require please … do not hesitate to ask.


ODIN
My son, you do not know what you are doing.


LOKI
But of course I do. Haven't I watched you and learned
all my life? I will be be a great king. The best yet.
And – just a quick reminder - I'm not your son.


ODIN
You will not be great, nor will you be a king.


LOKI
Who's going to stop me? Thor doesn't care.
You have given up. Who's is next in line?
Hmm? (ODIN does not respond in any way) See?


LOKI turns away from ODIN.


LOKI (cond.)
I will come and visit you soon.


LOKI pulls the door shut and moves his hand over it,
the door makes a locking sound. LOKI leaves.
ODIN sits down on the bed.


CUT TO:


INT - THE ARGARDIAN THRONE ROOM


LOKI is sitting on the throne. THOR approaches.


THOR
Why are you sitting on the throne?


LOKI
Well, hello you too, brother.
You don't seem surprised I'm alive?


THOR
I received word.


LOKI
I trust you are well? How were your exciting adventures
in Midgard? I am so disappointed not to have received even 
a postcard. And to answer your confused enquiry - 
because I am the king of Asgard. Again.


THOR
King? Where's father?


LOKI
Don't fret, your father is quite safe. It seems he hasn't 
the fortitude to rule any more. And I'm sure you 
agree Asgard needs a king. Since you are not 
willing I believe the pleasure falls to me.



THOR
You claim to be of Jotunheim, refuse to call yourself my
brother and yet when it suits you you are Asgardian. You
are the one who is confused. You have no right to sit
up there. No more or less as you did before.


LOKI
Interesting word … “before”. Surely you mean
always”. And omit the no on both accounts.


THOR
Don't toy with me Loki. I have had enough your games.


LOKI
Oh, but these are not games. I haven't got time
for games. These are simply … the facts. Now,
tell me, what useful position shall we find
for you in the kingdom?


THOR
None. Do what you will. I am going back to Midgard.


LOKI
Yes of course … Love! Give her my best,
I'm sure she misses me.


THOR
When it all goes wrong and it undoubtedly will …
don't come to me for help.


LOKI
Don’t worry, we’ll be fine. Now, it gets quite cold
down there sometimes - doesn't it? I'll have someone
knit you few pairs woolly socks if you wish?


THOR looks at LOKI with indifference and walks away.


CUT TO:


INT – A CORRIDOR IN THE ASGARDIAN PALACE
LEADING AWAY FROM THE THRONE ROOM.


THOR runs into SIF who's walking towards him.


SIF
Thor? When you did get back?


THOR
Just now. But I'm going back straight away.
What has he (points to the throne room)
done with father?


SIF
The Allfather is safe but he is locked up.


THOR
Show me.


SIF
This way.



THOR and SIF go down a set of stairs.


CUT TO:


INT – OUTSIDE ODIN'S CELL BELOW THE ASGARDIAN PALACE


THOR
(To the GUARD standing on the right next to Odin's cell)
Open this door.


GUARD
I'm afraid I'm unable.


THOR
Open this door at once.


SIF
He's not lying. Loki cast a spell to lock the door.


ODIN gets up from the bed, comes to the
door and speaks to THOR through the
small window in the door.


ODIN
It's all right my son. I am fine.


THOR
Father. You are the king of Asgard.
You can not let Loki have his way.


ODIN
I am tired. I have had enough. Loki can do as he wishes.
I'm sure he will not harm the citizens of Asgard and that
is all I can ask for. Go, do what you must but please
I beg of you - do not get into a fight with him. He will 
not give up – he will fight you to death. Let him be.


THOR
Why has he locked you up?


ODIN
He did not give me a reason. I can only assume
he is afraid I might want to take charge again.


THOR
Father, you should! I can talk to him, make him see sense.


ODIN
No. That will do no good. Just let him be.


THROR
Father?

ODIN
Go.


THOR bows his head and leaves. SIF walks behind him.



CUT TO:


INT - JANE'S HOUSE ON EARTH, KITCHEN


THOR arrives through the back door into the kitchen
and hugs JANE who's standing by the sink doing the dishes.
She is surprised to see him.


JANE
Thor! You're back so soon?


THOR
Yes. Loki has lost his mind and declared himself
king. Father asked me not challenge him.


JANE
Oh. Well, I'm glad you're back. I have some news
that will hopefully make you feel better.


THOR
Yes?


JANE takes THOR’S hand and places it on her belly


JANE
I'm pregnant.


THOR
Really?!


JANE
(Laughs with tears in her eyes) Yes, really.


THOR
Jane, that is the best news.



THOR kisses JANE on the forehead and
takes her by the hand and kisses her
knuckles. They hug.

CUT TO:


INT – THE ASGARDIAN THRONE ROOM


LOKI sitting on the throne. SIF, FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG,
HOGUN and HEIMDALL all stand in front of him.


LOKI
This, my friends, (Spreads his arms and points to
the throne) is the now the order of things. Either
embrace me as your king … or leave never to return.


FANDRAL
(Mutters to himself under his breath)
It's like some sort of nightmare deja-vu ...


LOKI
Excuse me?


FANDRAL
Nothing, My Liege. I said “Nice to see you too”.



They all look at each other and after
a while they kneel one by one.


LOKI
Excellent. As I thought. Now, go about
your business. It's a new day in Asgard.



They get up and leave. LOKI looks pleased with
himself. He puts his hands behind his neck,
leans back on the throne and sighs contentedly.


FANDRAL
(To the rest of the group while they're walking away from LOKI)
This is not going to end well.


SIF
When he is around does it ever?



CUT TO:

A MONTAGE

An aerial overview of POHJOLA. Then a close up montage: a
dark frosty gloomy place, everybody is dressed in threadbare
black clothes and have dirty tired faces and hands,
they're working on frozen fields and mines


CUT TO:


INT – THE THRONE ROOM OF LOUHI'S PALACE IN POHJOLA


Mistress Of The North LOUHI is looking over some paperwork on a big table in front of her throne. LOUHI'S pet LYNX with a shimmering collar coloured like the northern lights sits next to the table. Her daughter Miss Of The North, NEITO, the leader of Pohjola's army is standing next to her. LOUHI is not happy with what she sees. She slams the papers onto the table. They spread out and fall off the table. NEITO tries to comfort her by placing her hand on her mother's shoulder but LOUHI grabs NEITO'S hand and throws it off her.


V.O
The peace was not to last long. Mistress Of The North
called LOUHI, a witch of great powers, the ruler of Pohjola, 
a dark and desolate place on the furthest edge of the Northern Hemisphere, had other plans. For decades she had been
looking for one final piece of magic to add to her great machine, a forge called Sampo, in which weapons so strong no power or magic would be able to withstand them, can be built.


A group of 4 SCIENTISTS enter the throne room. They bow their heads to LOUHI. The head scientist VISIN gives LOUHI some drawings of a great machine, a forge. LOUHI has a quick look at the drawings and shoves them back into VISIN'S hands.


LOUHI
It's not good enough! It needs … more!
Something more! I can't wait another 100 years!


VISIN
I assure you, Your Highness, as soon as you get me what
I've asked for it will be just as you want.


CUT TO:


INT – THE ASGARDIAN GUARDS QUARTERS


A group of 6 Asgardian GUARDS are sitting round a large table. They're deep in discussion. A spy, LOUHI’S right hand man called KIJA arrives through a wormhole which appears on the wall. He gives the HEAD GUARD sitting at the the head of table a scroll. The HEAD GUARD offers KIJA a drink. KIJA takes the drink and sits down in the corner of the room. The HEAD GUARD opens the scroll and reads out loud LOUHI'S message to the other guards.


V.O
LOUHI has spies in many realms. She hears that a
group of Asgardian guards are not happy Loki is on the
throne. She seizes the opportunity to get them to steal
Uru”, a powerful metal which is able to store powers
and magic, for her in return for well paid 
positions in her employ.


CUT TO:


INT – THE ASGARDIAN WEAPONS AND ARTEFACTS VAULT


The HEAD GUARD enters the vault, has quick look around,
finds a case of Uru, takes it and walks out.


CUT TO:


INT – THE ARGARDIAN GUARDS QUARTERS


The HEAD GUARD enters carrying the case containing Uru.


THE HEAD GUARD
(To the other GUARDS)
I will be back for you once the deal with Louhi is done.


The other GUARDS nod in agreement.


KIJA writes ancient text in an shape of an arc on a wall of the guards room. A wormhole opens up. The HEAD GUARD and KIJA walk into the wormhole. The wormhole closes up behind them.


CUT TO:


INT – THE THRONE ROOM OF LOUHI'S PALACE IN POHJOLA


The HEAD GUARD and KIJA come through a wormhole which appears on a wall of LOUHI'S throne room. As soon as they are through the hole closes up. LOUHI gets up from her throne and stands
in front of it, gesturing to KIJA eagerly.


LOUHI
Finally! Show me!


KIJA and the HEAD GUARD bow their heads.


KIJA
Your Highness.


KIJA walks over to the table in front of LOUHI'S throne,
places the case containing the Uru on the table and opens it.



LOUHI
Oh! Wonderful. (She almost touches it)
Ooh! It's so … delightful.


The HEAD GUARD approaches the table.


THE HEAD GUARD
(To LOUHI)
Madam, your end of the bargain?


LOUHI
Ah yes! Of course. Silly me! Where are my manners?


LOUHI points to the HEAD GUARD and a lightning bolt comes out of her finger, winds around the neck of the HEAD GUARD and starts to strangle him. She slowly lifts him up and once he is high enough, she moves her hand quickly towards the wall and releases the lighting. The guard bounces off the wall and falls to the floor.


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LOUHI (cond.)
(Tuts) Foolish man. (To KIJA) Oh do get rid of him,
he is so unbecoming with my décor. And when you've
done that go and get Visin.


KIJA
Your Highness.


KIJA bows his head, walks away and snaps his fingers to two GUARDS standing by the entrance to take the dead guards body away. The GUARDS carry the body out of the throne room.


NEITO enters and walks towards the table.



NEITO
Mother?


LOUHI
My darling! Come and have a look at this!


LOUHI turns the case to face NEITO.


LOUHI (cond.)
But don't touch!


NEITO has a closer look at the Uru.


NEITO
What is it?


LOUHI
This … my darling - is the future. I want you
to go and prepare your army. Very soon I
shall have a task for you.


NEITO
What are you planning?


LOUHI
All in good time. Go and get your men ready. Make
sure you are able to leave at a moment's notice.


NEITO
Where are we to go?



LOUHI
First to Asgard. And once I have the rest of their
precious wares we shall conquer even more.


NEITO
Are sure that is wise, Mother? Their army is
mighty. And they have a lot of allies.


LOUHI
Don't you think I know all that?! With the help of
this (touches the lid of the case) I will have something
never seen before … something that will make
any army in any realm … despair.


NEITO
Mother, I really don't think -


LOUHI
I am sick of looking at this miserable landscape! Now
we have a chance to … expand our horizons. You
will lead our troops to a glorious victory!


NEITO
Mother … please reconsider -


VISIN enters and bows his head.


VISIN
Your Highness?


LOUHI
There you are! I have what we talked about.



LOUHI casts a spell over the case of Uru. It crackles like electricity and changes colour to a dark red. LOUHI closes the lid of the case and pushes it towards the edge of the table. VISIN approaches the table.


LOUHI (cond.)
Get to work immediately and let me know when it’s ready.


VISIN
Yes, Your Highness.


VISIN takes the case, bows his head and leaves.


LOUHI
(to NEITO)
I promise you, it will be marvellous. You will have
many wonderful things to play with very soon.


CUT TO:


INT – VISIN'S LABORATORY IN LOUHI'S PALACE


VISIN is working feverishly at adding to the machine with the help of the other SCIENTISTS. They do all sorts of tests. They have all kinds of things and vials of liquid LOUHI has cast spells on to put into the mix with the Uru. Soon the Sampo produces weapons of great beauty and design coloured like quicksilver. They also make swords and shields.


VISIN
(To one of the other SCIENTISTS)
Go and get her. We are ready.



The SCIENTIST rushes out of the laboratory. VISIN looks at the weapons closely making some final touches. The other SCIENTIST returns with LOUHI after a short while. Her pet LYNX walks next to her. LOUHI approaches VISIN.


LOUHI
I hear you have something for me?


VISIN
Yes, Your Highness.


VISIN lifts up one of the weapons from a table.
LOUHI takes it from his hands.


LOUHI
Well look at this! Aren't you clever?


VISIN
Thank you, Madam ... it was the last piece really -
which is all down to you of course …


LOUHI
Oh, you flatter me. Now, where shall I test it?


VISIN
I think outside would be best. It is quite
powerful … I hope you will be pleased.


LOUHI
Shall we?


LOUHI leads the way out of the laboratory up a
staircase, VISIN and three other SCIENTISTS walk
behind her. Her pet LYNX walks next to her.
CUT TO:


EXT – THE GROUNDS OF LOUHI'S PALACE IN POHJOLA


LOUHI and her LYNX walk out from the palace followed by
the four SCIENTISTS. They all walk a short distance
from the palace into the grounds.


VISIN
(To LOUHI)
May I?


LOUHI lifts the weapon towards him and
gestures to him to go ahead.


VISIN (cond.)
You fire it by pressing here.
(He shows LOUHI the trigger)


LOUHI points the gun at massive tree and pushes the
trigger. The tree explodes into millions of tiny little
fragments which are not wood anymore but shimmering
particles. All that is left is a smouldering pile
of the particles on the ground where the tree stood.


LOUHI
Fabulous!


She points it to another tree and fires.
The same thing happens.


LOUHI (cond.)
Haha!

VISIN
I take it Your Highness is pleased?


LOUHI
Yes, this will do. Make as many of these as you
can and give them to Neito's men. Go!


VISIN
Yes, Your Highness.


VISIN bows his head and leaves, the other SCIENTISTS
bow their heads and leave behind him.


CUT TO:


INT – THE ASGARDIAN THRONE ROOM


LOKI is sitting on the throne. An Asgardian
HEAD GUARD enters and kneels in front of him.


GUARD
My Liege. We have a reason to believe The Mistress of
The North, Louhi of Pohjola is planning an attack.


LOKI
I see. And this is based on …?


GUARD
A case of Uru has gone missing from the artifacts vault.
I overheard my colleagues and it turns out they are not …
shall we say overjoyed that you are on the throne ...



LOKI
Hmm. How unfortunate for them. I assume you have
taken care of the situation?


GUARD
Yes, My Liege.


LOKI
And the Uru?


GUARD
They gave it to the Mistress and she is building weapons with it.


LOKI
Is she now? …


LOKI gets up.



LOKI (COND.)
That is all.


GUARD
My Liege.



The GUARD gets up, bows his head and leaves.



CUT TO:


INT – THE BIFROST DOME


LOKI enters with SIF, FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG and HOGUN.
HEIMDALL is in his usual spot.


LOKI
Heimdall.


HEIMDALL
My Liege.


LOKI
Can you see into Pohjola?


HEIMDALL
I can not. Louhi cast a spell hundreds of
years ago to block the view.


LOKI
Hmm. Troublesome. (To SIF) Go to Midgard
and get Thor. We are going to need him.


SIF
I don't think he will be interested -


LOKI
(Cuts SIF off in mid-sentence)
I don't care what he thinks. Tell him his
home is in peril. This is not about me
and him, this is about Asgard.


SIF
It's only a rumour … there might not be an attack.


LOKI
I'm not willing to take that chance.


SIF
My Liege.


HEIMDALL opens up the portal to Earth.
SIF leaves via the portal.


LOKI
(To FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG and HOGUN)
The rest of you, get ready. I will go to 
Pohjola to see the state of the play.


FANDRAL
How are you planning on doing that?



LOKI
I know a way.


CUT TO:


INT - THE LIBRARY IN THE ASGARDIAN PALACE


LOKI is looking at books on the shelves. He runs his fingers over some of them until he finds the one he is looking for. He takes a large leather bound book from the shelf and places it on the table in the middle of the library. He opens the book and runs his finger under some text. He closes the book, walks over to the wall and moves his hand across it. Some ancient text appears on it. A portal opens up, shimmering like the northern lights. He walks into it. The portal closes.


CUT TO:


INT - JANE'S HOUSE ON EARTH, THE LOUNGE


THOR is sitting on a sofa wearing a Superman apron. He is watching an old re-run of “Friends” on television. Behind the sofa there is an ironing board with a iron standing upright on it and a big basket full of clothes next to it.


SIF enters from the kitchen.


SIF
Thor?


SIF looks puzzled … Thor is ironing?
Watching TV? Superman?


THOR
Ah, hello Sif! What brings you here?


SIF
There is a rumour that Louhi, the ruler
of Pohjola, is planning on attacking
Asgard. Loki sent me to get you.


THOR
That's too bad. I told him not come to me for help.


SIF
Yes, well, this is not about you two, it's about our home.


THOR
I don't want to leave Jane. She is expecting our child.


SIF
(Visibly upset given her feelings for Thor)
Oh. Congratulations. But none the less … please.


THOR
Can't I at least watch the end of this? (Points to the TV)


SIF
We need you now.


THOR
Very well.


THOR gets up, turns the TV off with the
remote and takes the apron off.


THOR (cond.)
But if you see Loki before me tell him if
we win he gives up the throne.

SIF
Very well.


THOR
Jane? Jane? (No answer) (To SIF) I'll leave her a note.