‘Thor: The Dark World’ & The Promised Exploration Of The Nine Worlds

- 09-27-12Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Norse mythology is full of magical happenings and mystical lands far from Earth. Thor: The Dark World has promised to explore some of those mysterious and dangerous lands. Marvel Movie Mogal Kevin Feige talked about what fans could expect when news for the Thor sequel first started making it’s way around the Internet.,

Take Thor literally to other worlds. Primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.

Just the other day at the Russian Cinema Expo,  Fiege was talking with the Russian website Kinopoisk and with the help of Geek Tyrant, we’ve got a rough translation:

The film promises to cover not just the Earth and Asgard, but the entire Nine Realms. The studio hopes that ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor has the experience to build upon the fantasy of the series.

We’ve already seen Asgard, the home of the . . . Asgardians . . . Thor’s people, along with Midgard (That’s where I store my stuff), and Jotunheim, the land of the Frost Giants. That’s three down with six to go. Thor: The Dark World’s villains are the Dark Elves so we’ll get to see Svatalheim for sure. That leaves Alfeim (Light Elves’ realm), Hel (Realm of the dead), Muspelheim (Demon realm), Nidavellir (Dwarven realm) and Vanaheim (Asgard’s sister-realm).

So how could we see all of those realms in Thor: The Dark World? Well, Thor, or Jane for that matter could visit those realms to gather allies against the Dark Elves or perhaps visit the Dwarven realm of Nidavellir to get protective armor for Jane. Thor might also be making a visit to Hel, the realm of the dead to retrieve a comrade or perhaps even Jane from Hela’s icy clutches.

You might remember that I thought that actress Susan Thompson (Borg Queen) would be Hela due to her comment about not being able to easily recognize her because of the massive amount of visual effects used in the character she was to play.

I’m pretty pumped to see these realms and their inhabitants depicted on the big screen. Which realm do you really want to see? Below is a depiction of the Nine Worlds.

Director Alan Taylor has some great experience portraying fantasy worlds form his work on Game of Thrones. I’m excited to see his take on the Nine Worlds and how that vision will translate to the big screen.

Thor: The Dark World hits theater screens on November 8th, 2013.

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