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Thor 2 (2013): Tom Hiddleston Confirms Iceland Visit

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 21:54


An earlier report that surfaced from the filming of Thor 2, "The Dark World," in Iceland said that a major battle between Thor vs. Loki was taking place that featured 500 extras.

Not much else is known about the scene and no set images have surfaced as of yet, but we go get confirmation that Tom Hiddleston was in fact in Iceland.

Perhaps Loki himself sent out the following tweet from Tom Hiddleston's Twitter account as we see mention of Iceland and what may be an enigmatic clue:

Sometimes the answer is to climb the nearest mountain and everything is better. Literally. Not a metaphor. #iceland

We do know that Doctor Who's Christopher Eccleston is set to play the role of a villain, Malekith, the leader of the Dark Elves, who apparently serves a shadowy being that predates the universe (see full synopsis below).

Just what role Loki plays this time remains to be seen, and for our theory on the shadowy being - head on over here.

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.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.



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.