There's no franchise in Hollywood right now bigger than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This past weekend Iron Man 3 moved up to number five on the all time worldwide box office rankings, taking in $1.147 billion since opening here and abroad, and now just sits two spots behind Joss Whedon's The Avengers, which made $1.511 billion. As we race towards 2015's The Avengers 2 it's not hard to predict that audiences will keep showing to see the Marvel heroes on the big screen, and the next stop on that road is Thor: The Dark World.
We still have a long time before the God of Thunder sequel arrives, with Marvel making the movie their first fall release, but today we have some pretty awesome developments. First off, the new issue of Empire apparently contains numerous new stills from the new Thor movie, starring Chris Hemsworth, and Redzilla has scanned the shots and posted them online. Above you can see a brand new shot of Christopher Eccleston as Malekith The Accursed, the brand new baddie trying to bring destruction to the universe, but below we have even more. And be sure to head over to Redzilla to see them all.
But that's not all. Coming Soon has also pointed out that Marvel has launched an official website for Thor: The Dark World at www.Marvel.com/Thor. As it stands the site doesn't have an abundant amount of content - mostly just stills we've already seen and the first teaser trailer - but it's definitely something that fans should keep an eye on.
Directed by Alan Taylor and also starring Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, Thor: The Dark Worldhits theaters on November 8th.