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Thor: The Dark World Film

Thor: The Dark World Film is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel comic character of the same name. Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor and Thor: The Dark World Film produced by Kevin Feige.

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Thor: The Dark World Plot

The movie is set after one year of the attack of Loki on New York City. In this movie, mighty Thor along with his friends is seen protecting the Nine Realms from deadly danger. The movie Thor: The Drak World took an expected turn when Thor’s girlfriend Jane Foster discovers a fluid weapon named Aether.

Thor: The Dark World Film | Thor: The Dark World 2013 Movie
Thor: The Dark World Film | Thor: The Dark World 2013 Movie

Aether has the ability to awake evil Malekith and his evil army. Jane unknowingly awakes them which led to a most unexpected danger. To fight this danger, Thor decided to align with Loki as he knows that Loki has some extraordinary powers which will be very helpful to them while fighting with Malekith.

Marketing

In the month of March 2013, Marvel announces the release of a two-issue comic book. In April 2013, the makers released the first trailer of Thor: The Dark World.

“This trailer fits nicely into that larger marketing push for Marvel’s brand. It puts all of the recognizable characters from the first film front and center, presents the action as a team event reminiscent of the Avengers, and once again Loki—who was quite popular with audiences—makes an appearance,” Forbes said while talking about the trailer.

Thor: The Dark World Film Released

The world premiere of Thor: The Dark World was organized on October 22, 2013, at Odeon Leicester Square in London. In the United Kingdom, the movie was released on October 30, 2013, and in the United States, it was released on November 7, 2013. This movie is part of Marvel Phase 2.

Development

In the month of April 2011, producer Kevin Feige made it clear that after the release of The Avengers (2012), Thor will be seen in a new adventure. This was a hint that after Avengers, Thor will be presented before the audience.

“In both cases, it’s using the concept of a fantastical, alien world to make fresh what is really a domestic drama. In Game of Thrones, seeing Tyrion battle with his sister Cersei, seeing the relationships between children and their fathers… It’s all the stuff we’re interested in at a psychological level because we’re living it all the time. But it takes place in this otherwise fantastical, foreign realm. I think the same thing is true in Thor. The brilliant thing Ken Branagh did in launching it was making it very much a story about two brothers, a story about brothers competing for the love of their father. So it’s small, confined and human at the same time it’s this blown-out, intergalactic world.” said Alan Taylor, Director of Thor.

The Cast of Thor: The Dark World

Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the names of the characters portrayed by them:

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Thor: The Dark World Film | Thor: The Dark World 2013 Movie
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Anthony Hopkins as Odin
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
  • Idris Elba as Heimdall
  • Christopher Eccleston as Malekith
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algrim / Kurse
  • Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
  • Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
  • Zachary Levi as Fandral
  • Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
  • Jaimie Alexander as Sif
  • Rene Russo as Frigga

Box Office Collection

The film was produced with a budget of $150-170 million. Talking about its Box office collection, Thor: The Dark World Film generated $644.8 million worldwide. In the United States and Canada, the movie earned somewhere around $206.4 million, and in other territories, it earned $438.4 million.

Filming

Principal photography of the movie started on September 10, 2012, in Bourne Wood, Surrey, England. The working title of the project was Thursday Morning. In the month of October 2012, some parts of the movie were shot in Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. Apart from that, some parts of the movie were also shot in Shepperton Studios and long cross Studios in Surrey.

Critical Response

On IMDB, the movie has been rated 6.2 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is rated 66% fresh. “It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect,” said the website’s consensus.

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone 3 out of 4 points to the movie and said, “The secret of Ant-Man and the Wasp is that it works best when it doesn’t try so hard when it lets charm trump excess and proves that less can be more even in the Marvel universe.”

Justin Chang from Variety said, “This robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.”

Post-Production

In the month of April 2013, McFeely said that the movie was written by a lot of writers and he and Markus are not sure about who will have their names on the final screenwriting credit of the film. In the month of July 2013, Dennings told some reporters that the movie is almost ready to head to reshoots.

Thor: The Dark World Film Music

In the month of August 2012, Patrick Doyle said that he is discussing the score of Thor: The Dark World and he might return to compose the score of the film. However, in the month of April 2013, Carter Burwell was hired to compose the score for the movie.

Thor: The Dark World Film | Thor: The Dark World 2013 Movie
Thor: The Dark World Film | Thor: The Dark World 2013 Movie

Do You Know?

Following are some of the hidden facts about Thor: The Drak World Film:

  • Almost 30 hammers were made for Thor. All of these hammers were of different weights and were used in different places.
  • The design of Thor’s hammers was different in Thor: The Dark World from that of The Avengers.
  • The inscription which was written on Thor’s hammer translates to, “Whosoever holds this hammer if he is worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
  • Thor and Odin have the same kind of costume. However, Thor needed 15 set of his costume while on the other hand, Odin has 6 pairs of costumes.

Thor: The Drak World is the big setup from the initial Thor Movie.  But to some users, it might not feel good. It is still a good watchable movie. If you are expecting it to have some extraordinary stuff then you might feel disappointed.