Release Date: November 8
Director: Alan Taylor
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Thor returns to battle a powerful enemy who has emerged from a dark realm with a plot to plunge the nine realms, including Earth into a shadowy oblivion.
What We Know:
It appears that after the ordeal on Earth in The Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is still unable to rest on his laurels. Having escaped (again) from the custody of Asgard, the mischievous machinations of his half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) have reached a stunning new level of inconsiderateness, stirring the malevolent intentions of a race of dark elves in the realm of Svartalfheim, lead by its cruel, megalomaniacal master, Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).
A conniving collaboration between Loki and Malekith is in the works designed to help Malekith gain a powerful relic kept in Asgard which the domineering dark elf will use to thrust all nine realms into a darkness more suitable to his aesthetically-unpleasing empire. The cruel conspiracy escalates to a scale too large for even King Odin of Asgard (Anthony Hopkins) to handle. However, the plot also seems to involve a more personally-vengeful aspect designed to destroy Odin's son, Thor. That feat will be accomplished by exploiting the one thing he loves the most: Earth woman, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), luring him into a battle with a brutal, powerful dark elf warrior named Kurse (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) whose mission from Malekith involves bad, bad things for the Asgardian prince.
The fate of the universe hangs in the balance and Thor's reunion with Jane will have to put love-struck sentiment on the back-burner as a grand battle is at hand between the armies of Asgard and the dark elves of Svartalfheim that threatens to shatter their respective mystical lands forever. For our hammer-hurling hero, mitigating this madness could ultimately require that he make what is being officially described as a sacrifice of "everything."
Filling the cast, are returnees, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Stellan Skarsgård, Renee Russo, and Tadanobu Asano. Additionally, Zachary Levi joins the cast, replacing Josh Dallas as "Fandral."
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