“Thor: The Dark World” was announced at Comic-Con 2012 and fans have been clamoring for new information ever since. It has been confirmed that the second film will pit Thor against the Dark Elves, but speculation abounds that the film would take place across several worlds, leading fans to believe that we’d be seeing several different enemies vying for Thor’s demise.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. 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.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.
It has now been confirmed that the speculation was correct! Executive producer Craig Kyle spoke with Empire magazine, where he spilled that a new faction — the Marauders — will also be joining the fray. An interview with Kyle revealed that the film will take place one year after the end of The Avengers. The film will start with The Nine Realms under seige by by rag-tag invaders known as the Maraunders”. Comic Book Movie was able to grab a photo of Thor fighting a member of the Marauders on the set of Thor 2:
What do you think of the introduction of a second faction of enemies to “Thor: The Dark World”?