After the collective sigh from Marvel movie fans knowing that our beloved Coulson isn’t as dead as we thought, there’s more news to celebrate about Marvel’s upcoming projects. The official summary for Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to the blockbuster hit Thor, has been released, courtesy of Marvel and Disney in a recent press release:
Marvel’s 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. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery #83 in August, 1962.
Thor: The Dark World is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Battling to save Earth and all the Nine Realms? Thor sacrificing everything to save us all? Sounds like they’re really amping up the epic on this movie. It looks like they’re also delving further into the Marvel mythology for Thor, so this should be good.
Looking forward to Thor and Jane reuniting? Can’t wait to see Christopher Eccleston playing a dark elf? Wondering where the heck Loki fits into all of this? Let us know in the comments below!