With the release of Iron Man 3 in some parts of the world this week, Marvel is introducing us the next part of their Phase 2 onslaught – Thor: The Dark World. Interestingly, while some weren’t big fans of the Asgardian parts of the first Thor film, Marvel isn’t shying away from that part of Thor-lore. It seems the sequel will only be on Earth for a bit, so that Thor can pick up Natalie Portman and take her to Asgard.
Indeed, the sequel suggests they’re beefing up to sword and sorcery side of the superhero, with the whole thing feeling rather Arthurian. Many will also be pleased to see that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is back too, and as he’s become a bit of a fan favourite, it’ll be interesting to see if they try to make him a bit more of a hero this time around.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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, Marvel’s “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.’
The film will hit UK cinemas October 30th.