Alan Taylor has been filming Thor 2, "The Dark World," in England as well as Iceland.
The England set revealed a major battle scene depicting Chris Hemsworth as Thor along with his fellow Asgardian warriors against the likes of various alien looking creatures and beings.
As movie goers saw in both the first Thor movie as well as The Avengers, Thor's half-brother Loki, the diabolical trickster, was responsible for trying to unsurp his brothers throne and destroy Midgard (Earth).
With the full synopsis for Thor 2 (below) we learn that Thor is to battle something from beyond the Universe, something "shadowy," perhaps a "King" in its own right.
However, before Thor deals with all that chaos, he has to battle his brother yet again.
New details coming from the Iceland set for Thor 2, "The Dark World," reveal a massive battle between Thor and Loki with it said that 500 extras are involved as well.
No other details are known, except that the scene is one of Iceland's largest ever filmed, according to the Icelandic site Visir, but if the previous set images from Bourne Wood, England proved anything, it should be one glorious battle.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3615:]]Of course, Loki isn't the only film's villain as Doctor Who's Christopher Eccleston plays Malekith the Accursed, the leader of the Dark Elves, who just might be a minion of the "shadow enemy that predates the universe."
Regarding Thor vs. Loki for the third time -- brother will be brothers.
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.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery“ #83 in August, 1962.
Thor: The Dark World is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.