Dark Elves

These aren’t our first photos from the set of Thor: The Dark World, but they offer our first look at Malekith the Accursed and his army of Dark Elves. That’s former Doctor, Christopher Eccelston under all that armor and two-toned face makeup. I can barely recognize him! Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is here too, wearing his full Asgardian armor and looking a little worse for wear. I’m guessing it’s been a tough day introducing Elves to the business end of Mjolnir.

Check out a few of the shots here in our gallery, and see more at Splash News courtesy of photographer Paul Hennessy.

What do you think of Malekith and his Elves? I must admit they look a little silly, but they’re not really meant to be seen in such harsh daylight without any CGI, I’m sure. In fact it looks like Eccelston has a couple black dots on his face which is commonly seen on actors who will require some post, CGI work. Wonder what they’ll be adding in digitally?

Are you guys pleased with what you’re seeing here?

Thor: The Dark World releases November 8, 2013.

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So nerds, we had a good morning there, didn’t we? That Iron Man 3 trailer was pretty phat, right? Tony dragging his suit across the snow, helicopters blowing up his house, all the Iron Man suits being permanently retired… Anyone out there not stoked? I thought so.

So what do we do for an encore? How about some mega-spoilers?

The source is Marvel Studios stuntman Andrew Lawden who, while talking to Bombad Radio, offered some tantalizing details about key plot points in the upcoming sequels Iron Man 3 and Thor 2: The Dark World.

“Well, there’s going to be a big fight sequence with The Mandarin, who’s the main villain, which will involve none other than forty different iron man suits. There’s an amazing rescue where The Mandarin basically wants to bring down the American government and kill the President, and he launches an attack on Air Force One. All of them – the President and his men and staff – get sucked out of the plane, and Iron Man rescues them by forming this amazing human chain in the sky.

“There’s some pretty spectacular stuff that goes on. There’s an amazing sequence where he has this rooftop house that he builds to store all his Iron Man suits, and it gets attacked by The Mandarin and these gunships […] I was shocked to discover there are like forty Iron Man suits written into this feature in various ways…so that’s going to be pretty impressive. But apparently he needs this Iron Man army to go up against The Mandarin’s forces.”

I don’t know, that sounds kind of silly. I might give director Shane Black the credit and say if anyone can pull it off, he can, but I don’t know. An army of Iron Mans? Sounds like they’re taking the same tact that the previous two Iron Man movies took with another bad guy corrupting Tony Stark’s genius. So are these spoilers bunk? Actually, I’m kind of hoping not.
The reason? Lawden’s spoilers about Thor: The Dark World, which paint a fairly compelling, intricate and even dark vision for the next solo adventure of the God of Thunder. Warning, some real, genuine, major spoilers may be ahead:

“Thor becomes reunited with Jane who becomes possessed by a Dark Spirit, which is connected with the Dark Elves; a race the Asgardians have fallen out with many years beforehand […] The Dark Elves attack Asgard, and they take a huge hit. So Thor has to rebuild Asgard by putting together an army to go and take the battle to the Dark Elves and defeat them. But the only way he can do this is – he needs to cross over to the Dark World, and the only person who has access to the dark side of Asgard is his old brother Loki, who at the beginning of the film is locked up in prison.

So what happens is Thor basically has to negotiate this truce with Loki, and he goes on this great trek with Jane, all three of them. They go to this far side of Asgard, which is being shot in Iceland, where they train and assemble an army to go and attack the Dark Elves’ world.

“But the exclusive twist…is that one of the things that happens during the Asgardian attack is that Thor’s mother gets killed. So it becomes like a vengeance thing. And they were keeping very tight-lipped about what actually happens with Loki, you don’t know whether he redeems himself or he’s still the bad egg.”

Sounds good to me. But we’ll have to wait and see in 2013 if Lawden knows of what he speaks.
Sound off with your opinions below.
Source: Comic Book Movie

Fans like you often go out and get the scoop on the local happenings before professionals catch up. Such is the case of “Steve.” Steve lives near the Borne Woods where filming for the sequel Thor: The Dark World is going into production. Steve snapped some interesting pictures and sent them in to SuperHeroHype. Steve said:

“Thor 2 pics attached from Bourne woods, UK. Compact camera is a bit crap and security won’t let me get much closer but they’re OK. Filming due to start in 2 weeks. Will send some more before then.”

That is cool beans. If any of you fellow NerdBastards out there have something similar going on in your home town, grab some pics and send them NerdBastards way. We’d love to get the word out to the rest of your fellow NerdBastards.

Back to the pictures. These pictures give a clear look at the early set design for the movie, perhaps this is a set from the Dark Elves land?

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

The filming for Thor 2: The Dark World is going to be starting up soon, so naturally people are grabbing at every bit of information they can find to figure out what’s going on behind the scenes.  The latest news consists of a revelation that the crew will be using the underground tunnels of London to do a fair amount of filming for the new flick.  Of course, with a name like The Dark World, I guess it comes as no surprise that they’d need some dark places.

But why so dark, Thor?  Speculation abounds, much of it concerning the possible use of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim as one of the main antagonists of the new film.  Fans of the comics know that the Dark Elves sometimes have dark homes and this latest report would seem to confirm the aforementioned rumor.  Unless, perhaps, this is just the first stage in a Thor / TMNT cross-over.

What do the fair Nerdreaders have to say about this one?  Are the Dark Elves a good choice of baddie to pit the hammer-wielding Asgardian against this time around?

For those that would rather just wait and see, expect Thor 2: The Dark World to hit theaters November 8th of next year.


Thanks to bleedingcool for the update.

We’ve only just learned the title of the Asgardian’s second movie and already we’ve got a pretty nice hint at what direction they’ll be taking. Thor: The Dark World, which releases November 8, 2013, will supposedly force Thor and his allies to contend with elves. Dark elves. Probably from that dark world, y’know.

The site “I Review Too…” snagged an interview with a stuntman working on Thor 2, James Grogan – go look at this dude’s IMDB, his mass of work is crazy impressive – where he talked about what the stunt guys on set are training to do,

The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on Thor 2. I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said ‘Look, we want you all to be elves,’ and I was like ‘What the hell is an elf anyway?’ and he said ‘I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,’ honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it.

I guess the usual elf stunt guys are still busy with The Hobbit. But anyway, there you go, elves in Thor 2. Does this mean we’ll be seeing the Dark Elves and their leader, Malekith the Accursed show up? It’s possible. There is a story where Malekith and Loki team up to steal The Casket of Ancient Winters, and we know Tom Hiddleston will be reprising the role, so maybe.

Elves? Malek-who? Casket of what? If you’re not familiar with these names and things from Marvel comics, Comic Book Movie’s got a nice little refresher,

Dark Elves – The Dark Elves are ruled over by Malekith the Accursed, and the most powerful amongst their ranks was Algrim the Strong. However, Algrim was betrayed by Malekith in a bid to kill Thor. Algrim was dropped into lava and though he survived, he was critically wounded. The Beyonder transformed Algrim into the monstrous Kurse, who seemingly kills Malekith for the betrayal. Years later, Malekith reveals that he survived, and he sets forth an ultimately unsuccessful plot for Hercules to kill Alflyse, the Dark Elf Queen of the Eastern Spires. 

The trio of Bitterhand, Wormwood, and Grendell serve Malekith loyally and have attempted to destroy Thor on several occasions, including once while Mjolnir was being reforged 

Malekith the Accursed is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. He is ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and has come into conflict with Thor. He once wielded the Casket of Ancient Winters. 

The Casket of Ancient Winters – An Asgardian relic and the greatest weapon of Malekith the Accursed. When opened, it can reproduce the infinite icy cold of Niflheim. Later entrusted to the care of Edwin Jarvis, butler to the Avengers, by Thor. Causes its holder to grow younger gradually.

Then again, like with everything you hear about a movie before it actually comes out, this is rumor. But it does sound like an interesting tale for the sequel, what d’ya think?

Source: CBM