THOR: THE DARK WORLD Gearing Up For Filming At the Stonehenge Monument
Yet another on-location filming site has been uncovered for Marvel's anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World, apparently at a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England! Check it out!
As previously noted, the commencement of filming for Thor: The Dark World is set for the first week of September. And while it's already expected to explore underground tunnels in London, the woodland hills in Bourne Wood, and the island country of Iceland, another rather ancient shooting location for the upcoming Marvel sequel has been spotted.
According to Lucjan Kaliniecki of Twitter, and other sources, filming for the Alan Taylor-directed Thor followup is gearing up at the Stonehenge prehistoric monument, located in southwest England. While famous for being one of the world's last unexplained structures, the circular setting of large upright stones is believed to be over 5,000 years old.
Although the ancient landmark of Wiltshire county has appeared in many movies, BBC's fifth Doctor Who series' big finale is most notable for shooting at the location.
It is unclear whether the ancient monument will only feature in earthbound scenes of Thor: The Dark World, or if it's doubling for one of the Nine realms the sequel will explore. However, the Stonehenge has made several appearances in the Marvel Comics Universe, describing it as a “mystic place.” At one point, it was used as a portal. What do you think?
In related news, further progress on the construction of the sequel's set in Bourne Wood, Farnham has been revealed in new photos, via David Ogilby's photostream on Flickr.
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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