October 15, 2012
'Thor 2' plot details revealed by Disney
Chris Hemsworth's hero will battle a villain called Malekith The Accursed
Plot details for Thor: The Dark World have been released by Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios.
In the sequel to last year's Thor, Chris Hemsworth's hammer-wielding hero will do battle with a villain called Malekith The Accursed, played by former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston. Meanwhile, Natalie Portman is set to return as love interest Dr Jane Foster.
The official synopsis, as revealed by ComingSoon.net, runs as follows: "In the aftermath of Marvel's Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos... but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all."
Thor 2 began shooting last month (September 2012) in Surrey. The ensemble cast also includes Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård.
Meanwhile, Captain America star Chris Evans recently revealed that he wants to make a cameo appearance in the new Thor movie. However, this has not been confirmed yet.
Original Thor director Kenneth Branagh has not returned for the sequel, which is instead being helmed by Alan Taylor from Game Of Thrones. Thor: The Dark World is scheduled for release on November 8, 2013.
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