Art Of THOR: THE DARK WORLD Book Preview Reveals Early Character Designs

Images and video of Marvel's nifty Thor: The Dark World art book offer initial designs for Thor and the gang, but more distinctively, the villains Malekith, Algrim/Kurse and Marauders! Check them out!

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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 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, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor. The film is produced by Kevin Feige, while executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Thor: The Dark World opens in theaters on November 8, 2013.
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JordanKing - 11/14/2013, 5:05 AM
The more I think about the movie, the bigger a dissapointment it becomes. It begs more questions than it answers and the mix of fantasy and scif- was bizzare.

Anyway, so buying this book. :D
SomTingWong - 11/14/2013, 5:06 AM
wow.
MrMartinMarvel - 11/14/2013, 5:09 AM
I can never get over how beautiful concept art is.
loum410 - 11/14/2013, 5:13 AM
the one on the bottom right for Malekith would have been Perfect!! still loved the design they went with though..
BaronZemo - 11/14/2013, 5:14 AM
Wow! OMG Malekith is so good in there!
davideodus - 11/14/2013, 5:19 AM
the vanir is the atila the huns generations?
WorstUserNameEver - 11/14/2013, 5:28 AM
I thought the movie was beautiful aesthetically but seein this, it could have looked even better.
loki668 - 11/14/2013, 5:31 AM
@McGee

You....willingly.....ate Del Taco? Without a gun to your head? Amazing! Last time I tried that I'm pretty sure I shatted a few years off of my lifespan.
marvelstudios - 11/14/2013, 5:32 AM
With a budget of $170 million, it looked much better than a lot of the bigger and more expensive CBMs.
EpitomeofAwesome - 11/14/2013, 5:34 AM
Christmas
figuresmaniac - 11/14/2013, 5:34 AM
Should i get this know, or wait for the Phase 2 set
ckal - 11/14/2013, 5:37 AM
When will Marvel wake up a realize Thor is not useless without Mjolnir, he has fists, is at least as strong as the Hulk, and has anti force and god blast.
SuperCat - 11/14/2013, 5:37 AM
Just wish he'd worn the helmet :(
AvatarIII - 11/14/2013, 5:45 AM
@PantherX Agreed. I saw it on release day in the UK, and I was totally over it by the time it released in the US.
sameoldthing - 11/14/2013, 5:51 AM
Yea..it's ridiculous that he never wears the helmet.
It's an old argument but one that is never going to be satisfied.
They made a cool helmet,he always wears it in comics..it doesn't cover his face for "acting" purposes.
Anyone who thinks it's not needed has been brainwashed by the films.
BackwardGalaxy - 11/14/2013, 5:52 AM
I LOVE the Malekith design from the fifth picture. The big one on the left.
loki668 - 11/14/2013, 5:55 AM
I hope that, in the next film, Thor eats cereal out of his helmet, AND THAT'S THE ONLY TIME YOU SEE THE HELMET IN THE ENTIRE FILM!!!!
SuperCat - 11/14/2013, 6:01 AM
@ batz

I agree! Could have given us at least one scene!
CrashTest - 11/14/2013, 6:05 AM
Absolutely loved this film. It was better than the first, a feat seldom achieved.
Primordiac - 11/14/2013, 6:15 AM
I see a lot of designs I would've preferred they used in the final product.
Shara184 - 11/14/2013, 6:17 AM
I got some questions about the movie, why was the horned guy able to easily deflect Thor's hammer when Hulk couldn't even lift it? How was Thor able to hang the hammer on a rack for clothes? Doesn't Mjolnir weigh like a few million tons?
TelaVizion - 11/14/2013, 6:21 AM
The dude with the horns was the best "demon" makeup job done since the "Devil" from Legends.

He's still #1 over all these years for makeup design.
TelaVizion - 11/14/2013, 6:23 AM
@Shara you gotta remember that there are plenty of beings out there stronger than Thor's hammer.
jcfrommars9 - 11/14/2013, 6:41 AM
@sameoldthing

Sorry but I don't think it's needed. I liked it when I saw it in the first film (still do) but at the same time I don't miss it. I know some of you guys have a hard on for this kind of thing but I can see why they took it out if the actor felt uncomfortable in it and CGI would just be a waste of money.
GinjaNinja - 11/14/2013, 6:51 AM
incredible movie, one of the best CBM's ever, almost top ten
soforizo - 11/14/2013, 6:57 AM
Those designs are really good. Too bad they went with a faceless, Doctor Who-like design for the Dark Elves. It was bad enough that Malekith and Elves were underdeveloped, but showing no facial expression made them even more meaningless.
Primordiac - 11/14/2013, 7:04 AM
I don't think Mjolnir is heavy per sé. It's just that only Thor may lift it due to magic.

GodzillaKart - 11/14/2013, 7:04 AM
Very cool designs! Thor's armor looks better in every film. I love some of the early designs for Malekith.
jcfrommars9 - 11/14/2013, 7:07 AM
@soforizo

I thought the Dark World did the smart thing by focusing on the relationships rather than the villains. In my opinion, that's the only reason why the first movie warranted a sequel and why it made as much as it did.
ThePowerCosmic - 11/14/2013, 7:11 AM
Kurse deflected Mjolnir because the Power of the Aether is more ancient and more Poweful than it. It's an Infinity stone remember.
ThePowerCosmic - 11/14/2013, 7:15 AM
Jc

Totally agree! Marvel is more about developing their heros not villains. They are meant more as the struggle to learn more about the main characters. It's Marvel's storytelling preference.

Going again tonight!!!
AvatarIII - 11/14/2013, 7:16 AM
Kurse had nothing to do with the Aether.

I agree about Mjolnir not being heavy, for a start it was in the Helicarrier, it's placed on tables often and doesn't crush them.

Heres a question, if Mjolnir can be on the Helicarrier does that mean machines don't have to be piloted by someone worthy for the machine to lift it? does that mean, logically, Iron Man should be able to lift Mjolnir because Tony Stark pilots the machine,
xenomorph929 - 11/14/2013, 7:42 AM
It was made by Uru (metal o Asgard) and forged in a star, it only weighs a bit more than a normal hammer, it's not like I keeps sinking into the ground until Thor calls it, it's just resting like anything else would, except just not everyone can lift it if they aren't worthy.
soforizo - 11/14/2013, 7:48 AM
@jcfrommars9

I don't think developing the villain is mutually exclusive from showcasing the relationships of the main cast; that's why we all love Loki.
SuperSomething616 - 11/14/2013, 8:20 AM
@ PantherX - we obviously clearly were not watching the same film :P
ckal - 11/14/2013, 8:27 AM
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What do people not get about Mjolnir? Someone eing able to lift it has nothing to do with weight.
You simply cannot lift Mjolnir if you are not worthy due to magic/blessing from Odin.

About it's own weight when put down, due to the magic of the dwarves crafting Mjolnir, it likely weighs a normal amount for a weapon such as that.

Idk what is so hard to understand.
figuresmaniac - 11/14/2013, 8:28 AM
Interesting....

figuresmaniac - 11/14/2013, 8:30 AM
And regarding Thor's helmet....

gaikinger - 11/14/2013, 9:32 AM
Lots of good stuff but the ending really annoyed me to the point where i liked the first one better.
Ragnaroknroll - 11/14/2013, 9:34 AM
Yeah as others have stated Mjolnir is enchanted and is as heavy as it needs to be. Only the worthy may lift it. It's not about weight. Otherwise how could it even fly?

This book is a must get but I think I might wait until the eventual Phase 2 slip case edition. I got the Phase 1 set and it is awesome.

Great find about the Adam Warlock cocoon in the mid credit scene. I can't believe I missed that! Really wish it could tie into the Fantastic Four origin story though. Sigh...
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