THOR: THE DARK WORLD “Fictional Village” Taking Shape On Bourne Wood, England Set

Showcasing architectural stone structures that've been installed, hit the jump for three photos of the “fictional village” taking shape for Thor: The Dark World in Bourne Wood, England!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/25/2012


As the cast additions round out, the commencement of filming for Thor: The Dark World is set in stone for the first week of September. And speaking of stones, the construction of the anticipated sequel's set in Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England is taking shape.

Said to be establishing a village of yurts and stone towers in a “fictional realm,” where an epic a battle between two kingdoms will take place before Thor saves the day, check out three set photos below via “Elaswr,” “Pricey01,” and Wikipedia's “BabelStone.”






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Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, “Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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AnotherSinisterClone - 8/25/2012, 1:29 PM
awesome, cant wait
Simonsonrules - 8/25/2012, 1:30 PM
Look, Simonson really DOES rule, and this movie rules because it will largely be based on his arc.

It's going to be a tough wait.
Tainted87 - 8/25/2012, 1:43 PM
Hmmm....

I think this might be where Thor enters the Faerie realm, where Malekith baits the Odinson with Lorelei.
(It takes place in England)
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 1:48 PM
Actually we have Faeries for real here in Little ole' England. Rurally of course, away from the big cities (they don't like all the artificial light).
They often help me put my washing out.

True story.
jazzman - 8/25/2012, 1:52 PM
Hold on Marvel Studio is creating a fictional village. i wounder what Louis D'Esposito say about this.

if he is against creating fictional places like Black Panther fictional African nation Wakanda how is it alright for Thor LOL.
superotherside - 8/25/2012, 1:58 PM
jazzman Yeah, I was thinking that too. I think they're just wanting to do it later and trying to fool us into believing they won't do it. I wouldn't be surprised if they moved back Avengers 2 to 2016 and put Ant-Man and Black Panther in 2015 or something like that.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 1:58 PM
Very rarely you find one that dies of old age;
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:04 PM
@Jazzman;

D'Esposito's comment is ridiculous. Asgard would of been just as hard to produce in CGI as Wakanda would be.
The only difference being Wakanda being a little less reflective (as I imagine it, it would have a hybrid mixture of both stone and metal architecture) and have a lot of jungle rendered into it as well, but thats all been done before in CGI, theres no difficulty there.

He's just spouting excuses. I'm not listening to him, Feige is on it re: whats coming up next in the pipeline.
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 2:04 PM
it says fictional realm.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:10 PM
I live in a fictional realm? - *looks out window* - looks pretty real to me!.
MutantEquality - 8/25/2012, 2:14 PM
Can he wear the Helmet once? I mean, a warriors helmet looked amazing in 300. It can even be knocked off mid fight. It's just not THOR without it. Also good for Dark Elf hunting.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:15 PM
BTW: thats our weather at the moment in those pictures is real not CGI!.
One minute its bright sunshine, the next theres a downpour with rumbling thunder and lightning, then the clouds clear (repeat ad nauseum).

They might not have to fake the rain, thunder and lightning for the movie!, that could save them on CGI production costs!
dahamma - 8/25/2012, 2:15 PM
I can imagine the scene now!! I wanna see THor make it thunder like crazy. A few tornadoes thrown in would be nice too
jazzman - 8/25/2012, 2:19 PM
whats funny guys today in LONDON we been having Thunder and Lighting LOL
jazzman - 8/25/2012, 2:22 PM
@jwsmith85

Loki is coming back in Thor 2 lol
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 2:23 PM
never get thunder here plenty of rain tho. i do hate England sometimes
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:23 PM
Yep, its especially bad/good on Thursdays! (Thor's day)

No thats not a pun. Thursday = Thor's day.
(/end:history_lesson).
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:25 PM
@jwsmith,

Yup, Loki is coming back (as of end scene of Avengers) with Thor and the Tesseract, to Asgard to face Odin's punishment. Loki still manages to be the protagonist of further mischief between Asgard and it's enemies.
jazzman - 8/25/2012, 2:26 PM
@Roscoe182

we been really having a f**ked up Summer one min its cold then hot then back to freezing ice cold lol
willyburz - 8/25/2012, 2:28 PM
Stop bitching about Loki! Thank god a movie didnt just off a great villain after one movie...thats what always happens :-( Loki is 2 for 2 and still kicking :-D
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 2:29 PM
we have had a week or so of sun followed by 8 years of rain ... lol

tbf tho today was super sunny then its pissed it down for about 5 min then went super sunny and hot again . im shocked the buses are still running lol .
Namor - 8/25/2012, 2:43 PM
I want to see Ulik the Rock troll!!!
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:44 PM
We like moaning about our weather and public tranport btw (for the Americans reading) -Its a national pastime. ^^
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 2:47 PM
simyjo... we should move on to the line at the post office next.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:48 PM
Thats why the Brits are so good at inventing 'stuff™' - the weathers so S**t we choose to spend 8 months of the year inside inventing stuff.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:53 PM
@Roscoe182;

Yes, undoubtably my good man. As we exit, lets not forget to apologise profusely to people if THEY bump into us.
avengers72 - 8/25/2012, 2:53 PM
alfheim
TheManWithBigEars - 8/25/2012, 2:55 PM
@ SimyJo

I feel that mate, rain was pissing down 2day

But going back 2 the matter at hand, nice 2 c they're going 4 practicality more than cgi this time round
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 2:56 PM
@avengers72;

Bless you.
*offers hankerchief*
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 2:58 PM
@simyjo hahaha so true .. sorry old chap it appears as tho i walked into you on the way to my tea and crumpet factory. my sincerest apologies
MrChuff - 8/25/2012, 3:02 PM
I too got pissed on today. Soaked my bowler hat and I was still soggy by the time I tucked into me roast beef.
Roscoe182 - 8/25/2012, 3:03 PM
elton is a queen
zachman2013 - 8/25/2012, 3:04 PM
@ Puy Guy
Ant man is one of the dumbest heroes ever written, thor is a much better superhero, ant mans goona suck big ass balls.
Nomis1800 - 8/25/2012, 3:06 PM
So much better that they'll do more for real. The first one looked too fake too much times. Because of Taylor, I'm interested in this.
SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 3:12 PM
@Batz11:

LOL ! ^^

...actually he's more of a Gnome/Troll Queen.
Carne - 8/25/2012, 3:15 PM
PuyGuy, Alan Taylor directed several Game of Thrones episodes, so no, you're wrong.

Although I'm sure you're a troll anyways.
Bodwulf - 8/25/2012, 3:19 PM
Thor in 3 movies 3 years in a row = A dream come true!
Thor "viking prayer"
DCMarvelfreshman always brings the good stuff!

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SimyJo - 8/25/2012, 3:21 PM
I wonder why they are Yurts;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yurt


and not traditional Viking-inspired long-houses.
Maybe its because the village are not Asgardians, but some Elf-race or other race of creature?.

Anyone know of any creatures in Marvel's lore that could be imagined as building Turkish/Mongolian-inspired 'Yurts'?.
Also, those pillars. The carvings on them are not particularly runic, hey look more Asian-inspired.
Godzillafart - 8/25/2012, 3:23 PM
Awesome. Can't wait to see what a new director does with this amazing cast.
jimoakley666 - 8/25/2012, 3:25 PM
From A Game Of Thrones to A Game Of Giant Chess.
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