Thor: The Dark World (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 53 mins

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'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. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves, but our universe itself.
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Did you know? Kronan, the stone creature from Saturn faces off against Thor in the film. This was the first creature that Thor faced in the comics. Read More
Action- packed !!

With Loki at his best, the amazing on-screen understanding shared between him and Thor and Jane playing more than just an eye candy, this movie has seen some interesting character development from the first one. Malekith's weak, bad-guy role was a little disappointing. Overall, fantastic action and some of the best special effects seen in movies.

as Thor
as Heimdall
as Jane Foster
as Algrim / Kurse
as Student
as Celtic Musician
as Odin
Supporting Actor
as Asgardian guard (uncredited)
as Malekith
as Tyr
as Asgardian child
as Diner (uncredited)
as Desk Officer
as Volstagg child 1
as Odin's Guard
as Dark Elf
as Asgardian Man
as Asgardian Einherjar (uncredited)
as Student (uncredited)
as Ian Boothby
as Marauder
as Celtic Musician
as Darcy Lewis
as Crying Asgardian (uncredited)
as Asgardian Child
as Volstagg
as Frigga
as Einherjar Captain
as Kemper
as Jenson
as Asgardian Einherjar
as Bus Driver
as Dr. Erik Selvig
as Hogun
as Loki
as Asgardian Man
as Fandral


First Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Line Producer
Production Manager


Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Supervisor

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Assistant
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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
ARRI ALEXA Plus, Canon EOS-5D Mark II, Red Epic, Phantom Flex
Aspect Ratio:
1.44:1 (IMAX), 2.35:1
Converted to 3D
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Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Thor: Ragnarok (English)
Followed by: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (English)
Follows: Thor (English)
Reference: The Avengers (English)
Reference: Guardians of the Galaxy (English)
Referenced in: Avengers - Age of Ultron (English)
Referenced in: Avengers: Infinity War (English)
Visual effect supervisor Jake Morrison hints at some cool design motifs in Thor: The Dark World: the Asgardian skiffs intentionally look like Viking longships. After all, in Thor's mythology, the Asgardians' first visit to Earth created Norse mythology, so their technology and design would have directly inspired the Vikings.

This movie has two post-credit sequences.

While Thor and Loki squabble atop a mountain in Avengers Assemble, two curious birds can be seen circling them. These are Odin's ravens, Huginn and Muninn, who act as the Olfather's eyes on Earth.

One small cosmetic difference between the Thor of Kenneth Branagh's origin story and the Thor of Joss Whedon's Avengers: Branagh insisted Chris Hemsworth dye his eyebrows blond, whereas Whedon let him go au naturel. It's a small detail, but it's really, really distracting once you go back and watch the first movie.

Chris Hemsworth had to endure a punishing workout routine when he won the role of Thor, six months of daily trips to the gym and a diet that consisted of eggs, chicken, brown rice, steak and yummy protein drinks. Hemsworth claims he literally had to consume his own body weight in protein.

Plans were in place for the first Thor movie as early as 2000, albeit a made-for-TV special to be produced by US broadcast network UPN. Wrestler-turned-actor Tyler Mane was allegedly approached for the role of Thor but the project never came to fruition.

The original plan for Thor's first movie adaptation was to use both the mythological character of Thor and his human alter-ego Donald Blake, a crippled American doctor. In the comics, Blake finds a walking stick in a cave in Norway and is transformed into the God of Thunder.

If you're willing to overlook some pretty cosmic logic leaps, then the line about Thor's hammer Mjolnir being forged inside a dying star is not entirely fanciful. When a large star dies in a supernova, its remains can collapse to form a neutron star, which can potentially condense mass the size of the Sun into matter the size of a city, this is known as neutronium. Scientists reckon even a fistful of this material would weigh billions of tonnes.

One of Tom Hiddleston's influences for the role of Loki was Cassius from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, so he went on an intense diet to give himself a lean and hungry appearance. Hiddleston also trained in the Brazlian art of capoeira to get in shape.

Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role of Thor before he was awarded the role of his mischievous brother

Daniel Craig was allegedly offered the role of play Thor in 2008 but turned it down due to Bond commitments, saying: "What am I, on some stupid power trip? I can't imagine.. blonde hair and a big hammer."

One of the action scene involves 140 marauders and an assortment of weapons, some from the aliens in Avengers, a mix of Roman, Medieval, and nearly every possible earthly culture. This is to depict that the space pirates would have taken possession of an assortment of weapons from their adventures.

About ten different designs for alien guns were created for the film. The guns in this movie work mostly with lasers; there was a choice to avoid cartridges or ballistic weapons.

Up to 11,000 weapons were used for this film. A team of up to 20 technicians worked to build new props or transform some of the props from the first film with more wear and tear.

The throne room is one of the few connecting locations that returns in this film, and has a little bit new detail.

Kronan, the stone creature from Saturn faces off against Thor in the film. This was the first creature that Thor faced in the comics.

Odin’s throne room set was built on stage H at Shepperton Studios, the same stage where the ceremony scene was shot for Star Wars. Stage H is really large and the biggest so far, at Shepperton.

'Thor: The Dark World' will pick up one year after 'The Avengers' and two years after the first 'Thor' movie.

Filming at the famous Stonehenge historical site proved to be a challenge. After finally getting permission from English Heritage, the filmmakers found out that there were lots of rules and regulations associated with filming there. They could only be in and shoot amidst the stones outside of the normal visiting hours. So shooting had to take place early in the morning before opening, which only gave the film crew about three hours before they had to pull back for wider shots once the stones were opened to the public. Being a heritage site, no one was allowed to touch the stones or walk on any stones either.

The stunt men and extras playing the Dark Elves had to go through a training period where they practiced standing tall and proud since the dark elves are envisioned to be a noble people. Prosthetics designer David White helped out too by designing the helmet so that the eye line was slightly pulled down, forcing the actors to tilt their heads slightly up and back, which gave them a very proud, strong feel.

The filmmakers chose Iceland as the setting for the dark world of Svartalfheim, for its black volcanic landscapes.

A new language was created specifically for the Dark Elves. Christopher Eccleston (Malekith) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Kurse) had to memorize some of their dialogue in this alien script.

There were about thirty hammers made for Thor of various weights for different uses. The main hammer was made from aluminum and replicated in different materials and weights, including a soft version for stunts. Of the thirty, five versions were used most often, including the lit hammer, that emits light when lightning strikes.

An aerial camera crew flew to Iceland to film the Dettifoss waterfall in Iceland from every angle, so that it could be used as a base for the waterfalls at Asgard.

Alan Taylor was so impressed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's performance as Kurse, he made Adewale do all his stunts because the stuntmen did not move the same way as he did.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje described Kurse as an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature. For his role as Kurse, he underwent a daily three hours of make-up and 40-pound prosthetics.

Mads Mikkelsen was considered for the role of Malekith, but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Hannibal. Christopher Eccleston was cast instead.

Josh Dallas was supposed to return as Fandral but commitment with his TV show 'Once Upon a Time' prevented him from returning. He was replaced with Zachary Levi, who was the original choice for the role.

The film was shot in England under the title 'Thursday Morning'. In Norse mythology, Thursday was named after Thor (Thursday - Thor's Day).

Jaimie Alexander was injured on the London film set, that took him out of filming for a month.

In the comics, Malekith is scarred on the right side of his face but in the film it's on the left side.
Filming Start Date:
03 Sep 2012