Though the central villain of Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World has been promised to be Malekith the Accursed, the leader of the Dark Elves played by Christopher Eccleston, we shouldn't be so quick to forget about the God of Mischief. Tom Hiddleston's Loki, who is easily the most popular baddie in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, will still have a significant role to play in the upcoming sequel - even if he's been thrown in an Asgardian prison following the events of Joss Whedon's The Avengers. To commemorate the character's return the official Thor Facebook page has unveiled a brand new character poster - and boy does he look menacing.
Of course, Loki's half-brother isn't going to let the villain hog the spotlight - Thor, as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, is the title character of the movie, after all. Check out his separate one-sheet below!
If we can glean anything about Thor: The Dark World from these posters, it would be that the movie will have a lot of stuff falling from the sky. Asgard appears to be getting absolutely pummeled by what look like falling asteroids, and there's so much debris in the air surrounding Thor you can barely tell where he is. Perhaps it will all add to the 3D effect.
Directed by Alan Taylor, who made a name for himself directing episodes of HBO series like Game of Thrones and Rome, Thor: The Dark World finds the titular superhero returning to Asgard having saved Earth from Loki's nefarious plans. He reunites with the rest of his family (Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo), and is even able to bring Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to his home world. Unfortunately, this peace time is threatened by the return of the vengeful Malekith and the Dark Elves, who were thought to be long extinct. Thor is once again thrust into the hero role and must stop the forces of evil from tearing the universe apart. Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, and Jaimie Alexander will reprise their roles from the first film while new additions to the cast include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (as Algrim The Strong a.k.a. Kurse) and Zachary Levi (who replaces Josh Dallas as Fandral.
The film will be in theaters showing in both 2D and post-converted 3D, on November 8th. Preview the film below in the movie's first two trailers.
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