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YouTube Geek Week gets first dibs on Thor 2 trailer

Krystal Clark is a Los Angeles based entertainment writer who loves all things sci-fi, comic book and fantasy. When she's not consuming other worldly genres, she likes to soak up classic cinema. Krystal has a real soft spot for Frank Cap...

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Marvel's preparing us for another round of Thor. Next month, they'll release a new trailer for The Dark World, which will exclusively debut during YouTube's Geek Week.

Thor: The Dark World

It looks like YouTube is capitalizing on the Comic-Con crowd. Just days after the annual event, they've made a huge announcement. The website is producing its very first Geek Week. It will run from Aug. 4–10 and include all-new programming from over 100 YouTube channels.

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"With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content," said Danielle Tiedt, Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube.

"We're excited to shine a spotlight on this global community during Geek Week and debut all-new videos and series created by some of our most popular channel partners."

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Each day will have a theme that coincides with its content. There's Blockbuster Sunday, Global Geekery Monday, Braniac Tuesday, Super Wednesday, Gaming Thursday and Fan Friday. Out of this bunch, we're most excited about Super Wednesday.

Mark your calendars because on that day (Aug. 7), YouTube will premiere a new trailer for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. It's rumored to be the same one fans saw at this year's Comic-Con. We hear it has tons of new footage and feels larger than life.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Blockbuster Sunday: A celebration of the iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture — plus a spotlight on the best original YouTube sci-fi, fantasy and animation. Hosted by FreddieW.
  • Global Geekery Monday: Anime from Tokyo, comic-book heroes from Delhi and a celebration of Doctor Who. Explore geek culture from around the world. Hosted by YOMYOMF.
  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels that make YouTube the world's biggest platform for learning. Hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect.
  • Super Wednesday: From hilarious parodies to real-life superpowers, explore superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. Plus, released exclusively for Geek Week, the trailer for Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. Hosted by Stan Lee's World of Heroes.
  • Gaming Thursday: A gamer's paradise, with live play-throughs, video games in real life, game-inspired original series and much more. Hosted by Machinima and Maker Studios' Polaris.
  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, incredible cosplay and impassioned nerd debates as YouTube's biggest fans take center stage. Hosted by Geek and Sundry.

Are you excited for Geek Week?

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