Ray Stevenson returns as Volstagg, a member of the Warriors Three, in Thor 2.
Stevenson recently spoke to the Wall St. Journal about the movie and offers up some pretty big details.
Possible spoilers follow.
The actor says that Thor 2 will be different than the first movie in that Asgard won't be this peaceful kingdom that seems to sitting at the top of the Nine Realms.
Instead, as we've seen in the Thor 2 trailer, Asgard is under siege (see below), but offers up something surprising in that Odin's kingdom could get completely destroyed. We also learn a little more about the rest of the Nine Realms as well as the plot.
In the first “Thor” Asgard had this tremendous peace among the 9 realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be. In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles. The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard. It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher.
Stevenson also offers up a hint as to the role and development of Chris Hemsworth's Thor, in part continuing from where Thor left off when Loki intervened in the first movie.
Thor himself is now. Now is the time to rise up and assume of the mantle of king.
Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.
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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.