From the Set of Thor: The Dark World Set Visit


How much darker can Thor: The Dark World get?

Well, if you’re asking new director Alan Taylor, best known for his work on Emmy-winning television shows like “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones,” any of the actors or the crew of Marvel Studios’ second sequel and second movie following the global blockbuster Marvel’s The Avengers, it’s going to get pretty damn dark.

That’s one of many things we learned when visited the London sets of Thor: The Dark World, a massive production that has taken up multiple soundstages at two major London studios for months. We spent roughly a day and a half getting a behind-the-scenes look at what Taylor was doing with the sequel and mind you, this was about a year ago, and at the time we hadn’t seen any footage or trailers and knew very little about the movie. Because it was so far out, everyone was nervous to tell the visiting journalists too much.

We already knew that the movie would introduce the characters of Malekith and Algrim, leader of the Dark Elves and his second in command, who were introduced during one of the most esteemed runs in the history of the Thor comics, written and illustrated by Walter Simonson. We also knew that in the comics, Algrim was eventually transformed into the beastly Kurse by the Beyonder as part of “Secret Wars II”… although the less said about that the better.