Ahhh yeah time to talk more about Thor: The Dark World, now even though we’ve had information from the cast, set pictures and the first official picture a few days ago, details on the actual story have been rather sparse since the initial synopsis was posted up online last year. But luckily IGN are here with an article to give us some new information:
“There’s no question that Thor was one of the tougher nuts to crack in Marvel’s Phase One slate of films. But thanks to both Chris Hemsworth‘s dedicated performance and Kenneth Branagh’s classy direction, the first Thor movie ended up being the surprise hit of the studio’s first round of Avenger movies.
“By bringing director Alan Taylor into the mix, with his expertise on The Sopranos, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, we came up with a take that allows us to get more into the nooks and crannies of Asgard and its people,” Marvel Studios executive producer Craig Kyle told Empire Magazine. “We spend more time on the ground with the commoners, as opposed to in the palace.”
Kyle added that the sequel will first introduce a group of “rag-tag invaders known as The Marauders,” which Yahoo Movies speculates could be a variant on the comics’ team of assassins employed by supervillain Mister Sinister (first seen in Uncanny X-Men #210). In the movie, The Marauders will leave Asgard in a weakened state, thus paving the way for the Dark Elves to make their move against Thor and The Nine Realms.
“It’s a very complicated blend [of genres: high science fiction, gritty fantasy, and realism],” Kyle continued. “Thor is, until Guardians of the Galaxy hits, by far our most wild, fringe Marvel piece. But that’s why it’s the Marvel Universe and not Marvel Earth!”
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8.”
If what Craig Kyle says is true than we already have a film that’s surpassed the first film. It seems like Alan Taylor and the rest of the filmmakers are really taking into consideration all of the weaknesses/problems with the previous film and is trying to rectify that with the sequel. When I read that they were actually stepping outside of the palace and hanging around with the commoners made me smile so much! While the world of Asgard looked great in Thor, we rarely got to see any of its citizens outside of the palace or at all. So I’m glad that’s been addressed with the sequel. Also according to a report from Screen Rant the film is set one year after The Avengers and two years after Thor so I’m interested to see how time has affected these characters and whether there’s any significant changes to them. I’m also interested to learn who this other villainous force is in the form of ‘The Marauders’, it seems like they’re vital to the plot and if they do mess up Asgard enough to leave then in a weakened state then they sound awesome. Thor, Sif and The Warriors Three need a good challenge. Their fight against the Frost Giants in the first film was badass, but then that was it. The fight against the Destroyer Armour wasn’t so much a fight as it was a short skermish that wasn’t very interesting. I really want to be blown aware by the fight scenes and action sequences, like the first film but times ten!