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Thor: The Dark World

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Release Date: November 8, 2013 (North America)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Fantasy, Sequel          

Production Phase: In Production

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures   Production Company: Marvel Studios

Who's In It: Idris Elba (Heimdall), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim the Strong / Kurse), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis)

Who's Making It: Alan Taylor (Director), Don Payne (Screenwriter),

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jaimie Alexander, the actress who plays the Asgardian warrior Sif in the Thor movies, tweeted about a potentially serious on-set accident that she sustained two days ago while filming the Thor sequel.

"Today I sustained a pretty horrible injury. I'm lucky I'm not paralyzed," she tweeted to her fanbase. "Thank you (with all of my heart) to those who've looked after me."

Alexander didn't elaborate on what her accident was, or what sort of injuries she sustained. However, the day after she was back on the social network and feeling better.

"Already in recovery mode and my spirits are high. I'll be back kicking ass as Lady Sif in no time! It can only get better from here on out!"

- Jaimie Alexander via Twitter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A whole whack of spy photos showing Chris Hemsworth, Jaime Alexander (Sif) and several dozen other extras filming an exterior battle sequence for Thor: The Dark World have popped up online.

The photos appear on Coming Soon, The Daily Mail and Just Jared, and show the actors rehearsing and then filming the staged fight. Judging from the long-distance shots, it would appear that whatever it is being filmed is a major action sequence. Several of the extras are wearing different battle armor than the Asgardian suits we've seen before. Could this be the dark elf army we've been hearing reports of?

- Coming Soon, The Daily Mail, Just Jared. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, August 26, 2012

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play a supporting villain role in The Dark World. The Thing (2011) and Oz actor will start out in the shoes of a Dark Elf bad guy named Algrim the Strong. After battling Thor, Algrim loses his memories but gains more magical power. When he rematches the God of Thunder, he'll be called Kurse.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known to audiences for playing the part of Mr. Eko in Lost.

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis in the Thor sequel. While Dennings' astrophysicist character didn't have much screen time in the first Thor movie, it's being reported that Darcy will be given an expanded presence in the second movie. Likely this beefed-up screen time is due to Dennings starring in one of television's most-watched sitcoms, 2 Broke Girls.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, August 2, 2012

British actor Christopher Eccleston, perhaps best known to American audiences for playing the Ninth Time Lord in BBC's Doctor Who reboot, has landed the part of The Dark World's main villain. Thor's bad guy is also now known, and he will be Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Realms of Asgard.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (1)
Saturday, July 14, 2012

At their annual presentation held at the San Diego Comic Convention, Marvel Studios announced that the official title for the Thor sequel will be Thor: The Dark World. Artwork for the logo was also shown (as seen on the left.)

- Marvel Studios. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chuck star Zachary Levi is in discussions to take over the part of Fandral in Thor 2. Josh Dallas can't return to reprise the character because of his commitment with ABC's Once Upon a Time show, and so Marvel Studios is talking to Levi. Ironically, Levi was the first choice by the studio to play the Warriors Three hero.

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (1)
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Disney is pushing up the release of Thor 2 one week, to November 8, 2013.

- Walt Disney Pictures. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, May 26, 2012

After playing the primary bad guy in the James Bond film Casino Royale, Mads Mikkelsen attracted sizeable attention from North American audiences. Next summer he'll be seen again but in Thor 2 where he's been cast as a new villain.

Details on Mikkelson's character haven't surfaced but now a new question can also be asked: how does this new villain complement or hinder Tom Hiddleson's Loki?

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

While wrapping up an interview with Tom Hiddleston about his latest performance as Loki in The Avengers, the actor concluded by mentioning Loki will return in Thor 2, and that the trickster won't be the only villain in the film.

- Ain't it Cool News. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

While attending the Golden Globes, actor Idris Elba confirmed that he would be coming back as Heimdall for Thor 2. Elba said that it was a "for sure" thing.

- MTV. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Screenwriter Robert Rodat has been called in to perform a rewrite of Dan Payne's Thor 2 script. Rodat is best known for writing the screenplays for Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot, and created the TNT sci-fi series Falling Skies.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Alan Taylor has landed the job of being the new director of Thor 2. He's made his name most recently by helming episodes of HBO series like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, but also directed the feature film Palookaville.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, December 10, 2011

Director Patty Jenkins has left Thor 2, citing amicable creative differences between her vision of the project and Marvel. That renews the hunt for a new director for the project. Already two names have surfaced as candidates and both directors have a lot of experience and acclaim directing high profile television shows.

The first candidate is Daniel Minahan. He directed the feature film Series 7, released in 2000, and has subsequently directed episodes of big HBO shows like Deadwood, True Blood and Game of Thrones.

The second potential is Alan Taylor, who has also done a lot of directing jobs for HBO. In addition to also helming episodes of Game of Thrones, he's done jobs for Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. He also directed the 1996 film Palookaville.

Also being sought is a new screenwriter to do a polish on the Thor 2 script. Top candidates include Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan), Jon Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction).

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, October 13, 2011

November 15, 2013 is the new release date for Thor 2. Moved from its July summertime berth, this new date is wide open and without any competition (yet).

- Walt Disney Pictures. Comment on this Scoop (1)


 

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