Marvel and Disney have been very good about keeping the plot of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ a closely guarded secret. After all, it’s well known that ‘Iron Man 3’ will be dealing with the ‘Extremis’ story arc and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will be following the story of Bucky Barnes as he is transformed into the Winter Soldier.
While it has been hinted that Thor will visiting some of the other nine realms and that Chrisopher Eccleston will be playing the main villain, Malekith the Accused, not much else was known until now. Thanks to Disney and Marvel, an official synopsis has been released that gives a bit more detail of what the movie will be about.
Here’s the synopsis:
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 Skarsgård, 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.
The synopsis doesn’t give the entire film plot away but it does prove some great information. Hemsworth has said that the film will be more realistic than the first one (as realistic as you can get with a God going to other realms). “I love the way (director Alan Taylor) adds an incredibly organic element to the fantastical world of Thrones,” he says, “and I think that’s what Thor could benefit from. It’s grounded in reality, no matter how mythical or science-fiction-like it becomes. There’s a truth to it all. Certainly, working with him now, you can see he doesn’t want Thor or the Asgardians to seem like some distant race or god-like. He still wants them to be relatable.”
The synopsis for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ sounds pretty fascinating and I’m excited to see what ‘Games of Thrones’ director Taylor will do with the script. If it’s anything like the work he’s done of the HBO series, Marvel fans won’t be disappointed!
Do you think the sequel will be better than the original?