THOR: THE DARK WORLD To Shoot Scenes At London's Butlers Wharf And in Greenwich

It seems Marvel's Thor: The Dark World is set out to "showcase London in a major way," sending two individual letters to residents & businesses near London's Greenwich & Tower Bridge.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/25/2012


Seemingly finished with shooting at Bourne Wood, the production of Marvel's anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World will soon be showcasing London in a major way, according to filming notices recently distributed. While sequences at both locations will involve aerial shots, among other things, London's Butlers Wharf is on Marvel's radar before Greenwich district. The 1st letter is courtesy of Edvvc, and the 2nd via one of our readers.

I am writing to you to inform you of our plans to film a scene for the forthcoming feature film entitled "Thursday Mourning" at Butlers Wharf on Monday 8th October from 0700 untill 1300.

The scene to be filmed at Butlers Wharf will ultimately form part of a visual effects sequence running through streets of London. We plan to film using specially adapted 2 meter long model helicopter, know as a Heli-Cam, which has a sophisticated camera mounted on the front. The Heli-Cam will start its Journey over the water, in the middle of the dock alongside New Concordia Whard. It will then fly under the footbridge and then turn left towards Tower Bridge, flying close to the handrail opposite Browns restaurant. We may also film a similar scene on the pavement outside the Cantina restaurant.



"Thursday Mourning" is the working title of a major feature film and we are currently working with many iconic locations across central London. One of our key locations in the film is the Old Naval College at Greenwich and we have various scenes to film that involve the Thames at high tide, camera boats, and aerial filming from a helicopter. To achieve this, we have to film before the clocks change, and the tides are right, and this has fallen on Sunday 21st October

We are currently liaising with all the official bodies regarding permissions. To achieve the aerial shots from the Helicopter, we plan so fly from the North Shore (Over Island Gardens), directly south to the South Shore of the Thames, starting at 500ft descending to 100 ft. (Almost exactly where the Cable wire camera was positioned for the Olympic coverage). We are currently discussing our plans with the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and a notice to mariners will be issued in due course.

We need to achieve this when the river is quiet from commercial vessels and the tides are right, which means we are proposing to shoot with the helicopter between the hours of 0700 and 1100.

The Helicopter will be in the air for 10-minute intervals through out the morning. As we film, we will need to hold river traffic with PLA river launches, and location security will assist with asking pedestrians and cyclists to wait momentarily on the Thames Path for short periods as the helicopter flies overhead. When the Helicopter is not required it will travel East and land back at a predetermined landing pad.



From left to right: Old Naval College at Greenwich, Butlers Wharf, London



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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Jollem - 9/25/2012, 8:40 AM
the dark world rises
marvel72 - 9/25/2012, 8:45 AM
hmmmmm,intresting can't wait to see thor the dark world.
theshark2012 - 9/25/2012, 8:58 AM
this movie really sounds like it's gonna be big. with all these interesting locations. asgard from a more viking approach, perhaps exploring it a bit more outside the throne room. we have a return to earth. that huge battle being filed on a field with these mad structures. and now all this. not mention that twitetr post from a stunt man referencing a scene where a space ship crashes into a palace. sounds all good to me ;)
KaneVonDoom - 9/25/2012, 9:17 AM
Hellllllllll Yeaaaaaaah
Jollem - 9/25/2012, 9:18 AM
siggisuperman - 9/25/2012, 9:34 AM
They will also shoot here in Iceland... man this movie is shooting everywhere
TheEnd - 9/25/2012, 9:34 AM
Cant't wait for this, can't wait for phase 2 ;)
thalidomide - 9/25/2012, 9:39 AM

DCMarvelFreshman = the name you can trust
Valandil - 9/25/2012, 9:39 AM
So maybe Jane, Darcy and Selvig are in London now... So Thor appearance on Earth will be there too..
Kayo - 9/25/2012, 9:41 AM
yeah baby!......................can't wait for more
Temple - 9/25/2012, 9:49 AM
The location shoots are amazing.
m0th3r - 9/25/2012, 9:52 AM
Location Shoots are so important...i love what we can do with CGI..but nothing beats the grit of the real thing. Its what makes LOTR and Game of Thrones work...
dezdigi - 9/25/2012, 10:03 AM
This seems like it's a way bigger film than the last one. Exciting news.
Jollem - 9/25/2012, 10:16 AM
i wanna see the frog of thunder



or maybe thor wearing the helmet in battle. either one
Fogs - 9/25/2012, 10:23 AM
@Stigmartyr and @thalidomide - true fact.
spidey1994 - 9/25/2012, 10:29 AM
I live in Greenwich!!!!! :D
IgnurRant - 9/25/2012, 10:38 AM
@Jollem Now that is what Thor should of looked like!

BlackFlash - 9/25/2012, 10:38 AM
I work in Greenwich so this is gonna be cool.
Danbojohnj - 9/25/2012, 10:44 AM
Agreed^
Danbojohnj - 9/25/2012, 10:45 AM
with the trailer lol
DEATHbyEXILE - 9/25/2012, 10:51 AM
Jollem - 9/25/2012, 10:56 AM
@IgnurRant - yeah, he looks god-style beastly there. that trailer was pretty damn funny
PapaMidnite - 9/25/2012, 11:10 AM
@m0th3r, i agree! You're absolutely right sir. I personally dislike the 'golden plastic look' used in the first Thor movie.
superotherside - 9/25/2012, 11:11 AM
Bring on Thor 2! Looks fantastic!
Kaziganthi - 9/25/2012, 11:15 AM
I think the working title is interesting.....I'm sure I'm looking into it too much but "Thursday Mourning" could be hinting at "Thor's day mourning" I know it has been rumored that a big character will die so who knows if it even means anything? Hmmmm.....
Nubase - 9/25/2012, 11:19 AM
lol l work near there, l will be out with my hd nikon camera!
Ha1frican - 9/25/2012, 11:21 AM
Just picked up the Avengers blu-ray 3d and while i love everything included [frick] Disney for stacking the discs on top of each other. Not a big deal for Blu-rays cuz they don't scratch but if my DVD gets scratched someone is gonna die
Jollem - 9/25/2012, 11:54 AM
@IM53 - the only thing that would make it better is if it was frog thor



:)
TheAbomination - 9/25/2012, 12:03 PM
Phase 2 is going to be god-tier!! Can't wait!
TheDudeRises - 9/25/2012, 12:26 PM
Thor's Day Mourning. So who is gonna die?? My money is on Odin. Then in Thor 3 we get Ragnarok!!!!
jimoakley666 - 9/25/2012, 12:37 PM
Ringing bells of The Mighty Thor miniseries which came out recently. He had a scrap in the London docklands with Captain Britain.
DCMarvelFreshman - 9/25/2012, 12:41 PM
I'm flattered, hoping to nab some more goods when filming starts at these locations:-)
Conaan - 9/25/2012, 1:55 PM
I hope they are using the helicopter to get background scenery for Thor flying.
batfan175 - 9/25/2012, 2:42 PM
don't get too excited folks. until now the only direct sequel to a marvel movie was Ironman 2 and that sucked assballs. phase 1 worked so far because it's the same origin story over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. now they gotta show us if they have enough cojones to make good sequels.
GammaVerve - 9/25/2012, 3:00 PM
Uh oh, dc bat-retard hater detected.
aztecRaingod - 9/25/2012, 5:09 PM
Thor2 will surprised and be the most acclaimed CBM of 2013, (though it may not be the highest grossing, with the likes of IM3 and MOS on tap.)
lokibane2012 - 9/25/2012, 6:15 PM
@IgnurRant

Wow, that "Honest Trailer" was incredibly unfunny and disrespectful.

1) Loki didn't die in Thor

2) Iron Man isn't a secondary character, if you read the comics. Neither are Thor and Captain America.

3)Captain America is a favorite character of many (including me and many other geeks)

4) Iron Man wasn't repairing the Helicarrier for 20 minutes (3-5 minutes is more accurate). And the 20 minute action sequence there was focused upon several threads.

4) The first 45 minutes were not boring. That is an exaggeration of the initial reaction which was "first 45 minutes were good, but the second half was phenomenal", which has inexplicably been mutated by contrarians into "the first 45 minutes were bad".

5) The end was just name calling. It wasn't even that funny. 'Lolz we made a gay joke!'

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If you're gonna riff on something at least make sure that you've got your facts straight. And then have the decency to make your jokes funny.

I could "riff" on TDKR by saying Bane was humping Batman for 80 minutes of the film, Lolz GAY!

That joke's neither drawn from facts, nor is it very funny.

Fail.
Gelfling - 9/25/2012, 6:43 PM
@lokibane get a sence of humor you f wit! honestly get a grip! it was funny your just a dolt! aka slow wit i know youll have to google it! mug!
figuresmaniac - 9/25/2012, 9:23 PM
@DEATHbyEXILE LMFAO.....
Hitboyj - 9/26/2012, 3:25 AM
snaggugle
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