Last week we saw the release of the first two character posters for Thor: The Dark World, one showcasing the titular God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) and the other featuring his duplicitous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), but today it's the film's central villain who is hogging the spotilight. Marvel has issued yet another one-sheet design, this one showing off the evil Malekith the Accurrsed, which you can see above.
For those unaware of the character's backstory in the comics, Malekith is the leader of the Dark Elves, a race that was long thought to be gone from our universe. In the film the Dark Elves return, their leader with an important score to settle with the eponymous hero. We don't know exactly what the history and bad blood is between Malekith and Thor, but when we got to speak to Hemsworth on the movie's set last year he told us that, "It’s all bound in substantial and warranted conflict and disagreement." What that really means, however, we don't know.
I like this new poster quite a bit, as it does a good job showing off both the scarred villain and those creepy masks that the Dark Elves wear. That said, it's hard to say who looks more evil: Malekith above or Hiddleston in his character poster below:
I wish I could tell you that the Malekith design is the only new Thor: The Dark World poster we have for you today, but that's sadly not the case. E! has premiered a one-sheet of their own, and boy is it terrible (we also apologize for the image's tiny size, but it was the biggest one found at the source).
Not only is it obvious that Hemworth and Natalie Portman were not in the same room when this central image of this design was created, I'm having a hard time understanding the look on the actresses' face. Is she scared or is she bewildered by somebody's stupidity? Whatever it is, it doesn't really sync up with Hemsworth's steely glare either.
Thor: The Dark World also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, and the film will be in theaters on November 8th. Watch the trailer below and remind yourself that the movie looks a lot better than that poster implies.