Marvel Studio’s newest superhero flick Thor: The Dark World is in theatres now, and it continues to expand the Mavel cinematic universe. How does it do? Does it live up to the high standards Marvel has made, or should it stay in Asgardian jail?
Some people got onto the London set of Thor 2 and got some great shots of the Dark Elves that will be making Thor’s life hell in Thor: The Dark World. And the different looking Elf appears to be Dark Elf leader Malekith, played by Chris Eccleston, though the person in the pic appears to be a double.
So apparently the Dark Elf rumors for Thor 2 were true… but considering the subtitle is “The Dark World”, it’s not a huge surprise. What is a surprise, in a good way, is that ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston has been cast as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves.
At San Diego Comic Con, Marvel unveiled the official names (As in Thor 2 is now Thor: The Dark World) for its next five films, as well as release dates for three of them and a bonus piece of concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy.
In comic book movie news, it looks like that there’s a good possibility that the main villain in Thor 2 could be The Enchantress, though no one has been cast for the role yet. And things are still going along, albeit quite slowly, with the Lobo movie, but apparently Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been talking about how he’s in talks for the lead role.
Thor 2 made headlines back in September when it tapped Patty Jenkins to direct, making her the first female filmmaker ever chosen for a big Marvel Studios picture and then earlier this month, Jenkins was removed from the film. Now it seems the project’s back on track, as news breaks that Game of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor has been offered the job.
Leading up to the Avengers has been all about huge movies with huge budgets for huge classic Marvel heroes. But the post-Avengers world looks to more about sequels and mining some lesser known comics with good stories that will hopefully make some pretty good movies.