After The Avengers wrapped up, Chris Hemsworth didn’t have a long break before getting back in front of the cameras for Marvel Studios. Thor 2 is one of Marvel Studios two announced movies for 2013. While doing press for The Avengers, both Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige and Thor 2 star Chris Hemsworth revealed some information on what to expect in the upcoming film. There was also a little bit of new information on Thor 2 revealed during the Marvel Studios Panel, including the subtitle “The Dark World.” Here are five secrets we know so far.
Thor 2 Has Started Filming In London – In the Marvel Studios Panel at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige revealed that filming has already started in London for Thor The Dark World.
Thor 2 Examines Relationship Between Thor And Jane – In a Collider interview, Kevin Feige revealed that Thor 2 picks up where the first Thor movie left off in terms of Jane. Feige is quoted as saying, “Really they were only together for three days, and do they love each other? Do they like each other? Do they know each other? We’re acknowledging that that love story in the first movie was sort of a quick crush, essentially, over the course of three quick days in the middle of the desert.”
Loki Is Not The Main Villain In Thor 2 – According to Feige, Loki does have a part in Thor 2. However, he’s already played the main villain twice in Marvel Studios films, so it doesn’t look like he will get a third run. Thor 2 will have a different big villain.
Most Of The Thor 2 Cast Returns But There’s A New Director And A New Fandral – During the Marvel Studios Panel at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige revealed that almost all the cast is coming back from the original Thor, but Zachary Levi will be replacing Josh Dallas as Fandral the Dashing. Kenneth Branagh will not be directing the sequel. Instead, Alan Taylor of Games of Thrones fame will be the new director.
Thor 2 To Go Viking Style – In an interview with SlashFilm, Chris Hemsworth revealed that Thor 2 will have a Viking look. Hemsworth is quoted as saying, “I think the science fiction element to Thor… the danger is it falls a little bit into the world of it’s ‘tough to throw a light to.’ I think of big waterfalls and mountains and a Viking influence, where the Norse mythology kind of grew from. Having that in Asgard is going to make it all the more special and that’s what Alan wants to bring to it. I think that would be the new aspect to this one.”
Thor The Dark World movie is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on November 8, 2013.