Published On: Sun, Jun 2nd, 2013

New photos from ‘Thor The Dark World’ shows new villains, Chris Hemsworth and ‘ancient’ look

Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor takes over for director Kenneth Branagh for Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to the 2011 hit film.

Fans will be excited to get a better look at the villain, Malekith, and his army. Played by Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston, Malekith leads a dark elf army which will be central to Taylor’s new look and feel for the Thor universe. (see photos below)

”When I had that first meeting with Marvel I said, ‘I liked the first one but for me the world would look different, it would feel different.’ ‘I mean, I really respect what they did. It was a conscious choice to say, ‘These are not ancient gods, this is an alien race that’s been mistaken for ancient gods.’ Which is an intriguing way to do it and it’s supported by Marvel mythology. But it had the effect of making everything new and shiny and that was what bugged me the most. So I came in thinking, ‘OK, let’s look at the ancient and see what happens.’ ”

He added to Empire magazine: ”It’s really important that it still be funny. Can we really make it more visceral and meaty and weighty, and also still got that tone of humor? There’s actually people getting killed, people getting maimed – and then you have a comic relief moment!”

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Christopher Eccleston and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje star.

Thor: The Dark World comes to theaters on November 8, 2013.

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