We know the cast, we’ve heard about the underground shooting location, and we know Dark elves will be involved, but what will Thor: The Dark World actually be about? Well, we still don’t have a clear idea of plot/story, but two recent updates have peeled back the onion, so to speak.
According to Frigga- a.k.a Hollywood actress Rene Russo – there’s going to be some motherly issues.
As you may remember, Russo never really had much of a role in the first Thor film. Sure, she was swinging a sword at one point, but other then that she was practically arm candy for Anthony Hopkins. According to Bleeding Cool though, the female characters will be a larger part of the sequel, confirmed by Rene in an interview with Vulture:
“You know, they cut me [down] in the first film,”… But I think they’re going to need a good mom in the next film. Loki needs his mom. What the hell? I have a lot of compassion for him. But we might have to have a conversation about what he just did, Russo laughed. And I might have to have a chat with Thor. But I am so confused — is Thor my son or not? People have been telling me recently, ‘No, you’re not his mother.’ It’s all so confusing! I got to tell ya, it would be a little embarrassing if I don’t know. I need to read more about her.
So Rene never knew Frigga wasn’t Thor’s mother, it’s common comic knowledge! For those that never knew -Spoiler Alert- Frigga by relation is only Thor’s step-mother, making her Loki’s foster mother. This does however make her the mother of another Asgardian God, Balder, the catalyst that would trigger Ragnarök (their armageddon) and end Asgard.
Now, the other bit of news is in regards to the films big bad. Mads Mikkelsen had been cast Malekith The Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. But, ‘ole Mads opted out in favor of playing Hannibal Lector in the upcoming TV series Hannibal. So, who’s gonna wear elf ears and wardrobe of black leather? Christopher Eccleston, known for his films with Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later) and his stint as the ninth Doctor on Doctor Who, is in final talks to play the film’s new baddie.
Paternity issues, sons who can end the world and Doctor Who? Sounds fun! Thor: The Dark World is directed by Game of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor and is scheduled for theaters on November 8th, 2013