THOR: THE DARK WORLD Cast & Crew Share New Details From Latest Trailer

Check out comments from director Alan Taylor, producer Craig Kyle, stars Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård and more, as they caption shots from the Thor: The Dark World trailer.

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“This is a prison built by Thor’s great-grandfather Buri,” producer Craig Kyle explained to Empire magazine of the shot above. “While the exterior still feels very ancient and stone, the inside of these chambers have been upgraded to hold in new creatures and beasts. Across the way [from Loki], you see Marauders [rag-tag invaders of the Nine Realms] and demons.”



Empire notes that this Svartalfheim, home of the Dark Elves, and also The dark world that's referred to in the sequel's title. As Iceland is doubling for the location, director Alan Taylor says, “I was adamant about going to Iceland [where Game Of Thrones’ Beyond The Wall segments are shot] and England to try and create the climate that I wanted the movie to have — this real geography and geology and atmosphere.”



Taylor apparently wants to "humanize" Thor: The Dark World as much as possible, which sort of exemplifies why we'll see Idris Elba's gatekeeper, Heimdall, without his helmet from time to time. “Heimdall has some huge, huge scenes in this one,” says Craig Kyle. “I think anyone who’s a fan of Idris and Heimdall is really going to get an amazing exploration of his character. Everything has been slightly evolved and pushed since the first film — it’s a different time.”



“Everyone of Thor’s buddies take Loki aside and say, ‘When you betray him, I will kill you,’” laughs Alan Taylor. “It becomes a thing, because we all know it’s coming, and Loki kind of enjoys all of that.”



“You think, ‘Well, where next? What’s he going to do?’ What level of remorse does he have?” asks Tom Hiddleston of Loki, whom he says he enjoyed playing this around. “If he does have any remorse or regret: why? Who does he feel guilty in front of, and who does he laugh in the face of? What’s his motivation? If he stands to win, what does he stand to win? So as a character you’ve got all these new motivations, but as an actor I am absolved from playing hero or villain — I’m just a firework, the live wire. And that was more fun than I can possibly tell you.”



“Malekith has gone through changes since we shot,” confirms Taylor. Pictured above is Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith in his full battle-armour and mask. “The huge challenge for me on this was the length of the make-up,” says Eccleston. “I was in the chair for at least six hours, and then it would take about 45 minutes to get me into my costume and get me kitted up.”



“Algrim in a way is the most impressive villain presence in the movie,” says Alan Taylor. “He’s quite something when he turns into Kurse. Adewale [Akinnuoye-Agbaje] spends a lot of time under layers of latex and stuff, and I was so impressed by his performance, he brought so much to it. Sometimes we would do his scenes with a stuntman and the movement just wasn’t the same, and we’d go back and shoot it with Adewale because of all the bodywork he put into it. I think he deserves some attention, although he’ll be buried under prosthetics!”



Pictured above is Stellan Skargard's return as Dr. Erik Selvig. And like Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, Selvig is suffering a sort of post-traumatic stress from the events of The Avengers. “Having a god in your head for a while creates some psychological problems,” Skarsgard says, “and I’m trying to get rid of them. I start this film in a, let’s say, disrupted mode.”



“This is a little Easter egg for folks,” says Craig Kyle. “This is a Stone Man from Saturn. In the very first issue that Thor appeared in, Journey Into Mystery #83, he fought these guys. So we basically brought them back! For the boys who have been reading a long time or know this stuff, it’s icing on the cake.” Kyle also notes that Thor: The Dark World hasn’t lost its sense of humor. “I think we’ve found a really wonderful balance where people will be laughing and enjoying themselves — and then they’ll be worried and rightfully so,” says Kyle. “Tonally, the more humour and fun naturally woven into the script, the more the loss and suffering and sadness and frightening elements just rise.” For the full length breakdown of the recent theatrical trailer for Thor: The Dark World, make the jump over to Empire. What do you think?





Marvel Studios’ “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 & Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962. “Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
Source: Empire
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TheSuperguy - 8/7/2013, 11:31 AM
The second trailer was, in my opinion, not great; but this movie still looks like it will be pretty good.
jazzman - 8/7/2013, 11:31 AM
Marvel, Marvel, Marvel u make me so happy
Reasonnnn - 8/7/2013, 11:33 AM
The second trailer was great for showing a lot but telling us little about the plot. I LIKE TO BE SURPRISED!
JordanKing - 8/7/2013, 11:33 AM
Was underwhelmed by the trailer. A severe lack of hand chopping and what have you. But the appearance of the Stone Man was a saving grace.
Reasonnnn - 8/7/2013, 11:34 AM
Also, KURSE looks badass
92Marvel - 8/7/2013, 11:36 AM
Sounds great, I'll be there opening night
SpectacularJoShFest - 8/7/2013, 11:42 AM
I like Heimdall having more screen-time but what I didn't like is the way his voice sounded in the trailer, if you guys remember his voice was a lot deeper in the first movie and now that he became a "real character" they are just going to have Elba use his voice. I love Elba as Heimdall...but a little bit more of consistency would be nice.

Don't even get me started on why Hoult's Beast looks so different from First Class.
Fastestmanalive - 8/7/2013, 11:42 AM
Im not a big fan of Thor but this actually sounds and looks good. Who knows?

Plus as a die hard comic BOOK fan I love that throwback from jim 83
Ragnaroknroll - 8/7/2013, 11:43 AM
Sounds awesome. Midnight showing baby!
GUNSMITH - 8/7/2013, 11:47 AM
THIS MOVIE WILL BE EPIC
GUNSMITH - 8/7/2013, 11:48 AM
PORTMAN HAS BOOBS CAUSE SHE JUST HAD A BABY
InfiniteMonkey - 8/7/2013, 11:49 AM
I like big boobs. Too bad in all the slashing and ruckus, no one woman's boobs pops out. LOL

This is going to be a cool show...MORE BEER!!
3DWitchHunt - 8/7/2013, 11:49 AM
I really like the film's look but Thor was such a bland and uninteresting character in the first film, its kinda hard to look forward to this
Hope it doesnt disappoint like IM3

Love the fact that theres more Heimdall this time around
Kurse and Malekith better be badass villains
ParisSun - 8/7/2013, 11:49 AM
Very pretty pictures. Looking foward to Kick-Ass, Thor: TDW and Hunger Games: CF to round out my movie going year.
wallhead - 8/7/2013, 11:51 AM
Love idris Elba. And love heimdal!!!!!! Cant wait
Tempo - 8/7/2013, 11:52 AM
I don't think the movie will be awful but the trailers for now are not very convincing,pretty "meh" trailers :S.
SauronsBANE1 - 8/7/2013, 11:52 AM
Great trailer, but really disagree with the last part. "Tonally, the more humour and fun naturally woven into the script, the more the loss and suffering and sadness and frightening elements just rise.”

They tried this out in the Avengers and Iron Man 3, and I didn't get ANY sense that the characters were in any sort of actual danger in either movie. At all. Maybe focus more on a good plot, and the sense of danger and the reason we should care about these characters will follow.
Minato - 8/7/2013, 11:53 AM
Funny how people complain about too much humor. I like when movies have levity and I don't think it takes away from the stakes and seriousness of a film at all. People really want to see Thors hand get chopped off in the trailer? Why don't we save something for the movie and enjoy it. This trailer was perfect in the fact it didn't really tell us anything but had easter eggs and action out the yin yang. T:TDW will rule all CBMs this year.
sinsear912 - 8/7/2013, 11:54 AM
Its Korg
supermarioworldE - 8/7/2013, 11:55 AM
Needs more bronze.
Tempo - 8/7/2013, 11:59 AM
Of course this trailer hasn't the same emotional impact like Man Of Steel,it's not enough epic,not memorable lines,no breathtaking scene,it's only a normal predictable sequel for now.
3DWitchHunt - 8/7/2013, 12:01 PM
Tempo
Agree
MercSoul - 8/7/2013, 12:02 PM



mdwilliamson24 - 8/7/2013, 12:02 PM
A little laughter is a good thing. All the great adventure movies have a touch of humor.

I like to hear that they won't be skimping on some character development. The side characters needed some more room to breathe in part one- sounds like they may get a little bit in this one.
MercSoul - 8/7/2013, 12:03 PM
@Tempo

yeah...but at least we maybey has a real script on this one not like MOS
JettJagguarrr - 8/7/2013, 12:03 PM
Gusto Approves!!

funny gifs
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 8/7/2013, 12:03 PM
I love the total lack of Darcy in this trailer, makes me smile.
Tempo - 8/7/2013, 12:07 PM
@MercSoul Yeah but not always good script make good movies,I think this movie is not enough ambitious,without a strong director like Snyder,also I don't see heart and passion,It's not intense enough for me,just simply a sequel without surprise.
Mike89 - 8/7/2013, 12:08 PM
Please be better than the Trailer. Please be better than the Trailer.
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/7/2013, 12:12 PM
The new trailer was definitely a bit underwhelming, but I'm certain they're just holding back the good stuff. Iron Man 3 had epic trailers, but I didn't really like the movie. So, I'm hoping there's some sort of reverse thing going on here with Thor 2.
robsncoppers - 8/7/2013, 12:13 PM
That prison cell looks cozy. Guess its Norway.
FrenzyFreak - 8/7/2013, 12:14 PM
Lol @Tempo Emotional impact and memorable lines in the MOS trailers? The trailers were just like the movie, trying to be pretentious and emotional but was just a shitload of mind numbing cgi action. And don't even get me started on the dialogue from the trailers or movie. The dialogue was so insanely cheesy and dull, it was so awful. And saying that MOS and its trailers weren't predictable was just ridiculous.
Kayo - 8/7/2013, 12:14 PM
Kurse looks badass, can't wait
TheAbomination - 8/7/2013, 12:15 PM
"Tonally, the more humour and fun naturally woven into the script, the more the loss and suffering and sadness and frightening elements just rise."

Just don't turn this into a comedy like Iron Man 3.
MercSoul - 8/7/2013, 12:16 PM
@Tempo

yeah...but...what emotions do you mean in MOS? we got only 10 minutes about "he finfind himself" the others are like 20 minutes of script and the other hour was only action....i dont see emotion i just saw a movie without a balance between action/history, Snyder could have done it better
Dandy - 8/7/2013, 12:17 PM
The relationship between Loki and Thor has always been the strongest point of the Thor comics, and I'm glad that they are continuing to press that connection more in this film.

This looks to be a lot of fun and I can't wait.
MercSoul - 8/7/2013, 12:21 PM
anyways, i hope that in this one loki learned more about sorcery or at least more tricks besides the hallucinations of himself

Tempo - 8/7/2013, 12:24 PM
@MercSoul:

Freedom (to forge a own destiny)

Sacrifice

Sense of responsibility

Fear

Love

Compassion

Loneliness

This for example is one the most beautiful scene:



Thor isn't able to have all of this...
Bodwulf - 8/7/2013, 12:25 PM
Love the trailer. Great article DCMarvelfreshman! Cannot wait for this film
Minato - 8/7/2013, 12:28 PM
http://marvel.com/games/play/56/thor_bring_the_thunder



Play the Thor 8 bit game it still applies cause you get to fight Kurse and several others
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