So who will the bad guys be this time to face Thor in the recently announced Thor: The Dark World i.e. "Thor 2."
Hold on. Let's back up a second.
When Pattie Jenkins got the boot and Game of Thrones' Alan Taylor came onboard, Taylor brought in Robert Rodat to do re-writes on the script.
While we don't know any specifics, what we do know is that Chris Hemsworth said that Taylor will be giving us a more real story, "making it sort of more tangible and having a more organic feel to Asgard and that world."
Hemsworth then went on to say how the sci-fi element to Thor could be a danger, which I took to mean how Thor director Kenneth Branagh portrayed his version of Asgard, being all grandiose and cosmic, and said he likes Asgard having more of a Viking influence, "having that in Asgard is going to make it all the more special and that’s what Alan wants to bring to it."
So with Alan Taylor bringing Thor back down to earth, and giving us an Asgard more reminiscent of his Game of Thrones, who will fit the bill as the villains?
Whilst discussing the importance of acting chops in stunt work, Grogan related the experience to a certain Marvel film that he’s currently training for. “The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on Thor 2,” he explains, “I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said ”˜Look, we want you all to be elves,’ and I was like ”˜What the hell is an elf anyway?’ and he said ”˜I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,’ honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it.”
So there we have it — elves.
In Thor lore, there are the Dark Elves (Dark World, get it?!) led by Malekith the Accursed, who just might be the film's big baddie. Of course, the Dark Elves are from the seventh of the Nine Worlds, Svartalfheim, and in the comics, Malekith sought out the Casket of Ancient Winters, which we saw in the first Thor movie.
Thor: 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, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.
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