Thor: The Dark World

Comic-Con kicks off next week, and so the slurry of nerdy bits from nearly every studio will come down the pike in massive doses, but until then, here a couple of things to hold you over.

First up, here's a new pic from "Thor: The Dark World" featuring Rene Russo looking like a boss, and Natalie Portman in the background looking scared or concerned or whatever. Of course, Russo plays Frigga, Queen of Asgard, stepmom to Thor and regal royalty all around. We have no idea what her story will involve, or how big her role is this time around (probably not that big) but we'll find out on November 8th.

Meanwhile, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has dropped its first boring and obvious teaser poster. IT'S A SHIELD. It opens on April 4, 2014, here's the official synopsis:

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Poster