'Thor 2' will take movie goers into the depths of 'The Dark World' and introduce us to a few not-so-famous comic book villains from the Marvel universe -- the Dark Elves, led by Malekith the Accursed and his right-hand man and lieutenant Algrim/Kurse. Before you see the Asgardian Avenger's next solo adventure, we spoke with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays the latter character(s), to offer a primer to this new race of villains and his experience with tackling two roles at once.
Thor 2: The Dark World
If there's one scene people could not stop repeating after watching all those various 'Thor 2' trailers, it was Chris Hemsworth smashing a giant rock creature to itty-bitty pieces and asking, "Anyone else?" Before you see the sequel in theaters this weekend, take an extended look at that scene.
One of the best and certainly most iconic weapons in all of superherodom is Thor's hammer, otherwise known as Mjölnir (pronounced mee-yol-near). In the comics, Mjölnir is forged by Dwarven blacksmiths and is composed of a fictional Asgardian metal called "uru." Since there are no dwarven blacksmiths in real life (spoiler alert), master swordsmith and renowned propmaster Tony Swatton will show you how to actually make the Mjölnir for 'Thor 2' (or to smash watermelons).
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Ever since the announcement of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' franchise fans have been wondering how the 'Avengers'-adjacent series would tie in to Marvel's upcoming cinematic ventures like 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' and it seems we may finally have our answer. November episode "The Well" will directly tie into the events of the 'Thor' sequel, with an episode helmed by 'Star Trek''s Jonathan Frakes!
'Thor 2' is ready to traverse 'The Dark World' this November 8, but even though we're just a little more than a week away, Marvel hasn't skimped on the latest looks. The studio has unleashed over 40 hi-res photos from the Asgardian Avenger's next solo adventure, offering up some spoilery shots of previously unseen characters and scenes to come.
Is it a Quantum Field Generator or a a Soul Forge? It's both, and that's why 'Thor: The Dark World,' like 'Thor' before it, is one of the best films that blends sci-fi and fantasy. Add the humor, star charisma and nods to the wider Marvel Movie Universe and you've got 120 minutes of straight-up nerdy glee. If dorky blood flows through your veins, you will love this movie.
Post-'Thor 2,' Chris Hemsworth's Marvel contract has him in place to tackle 'The Avengers 2,' 'The Avengers 3' and, should Marvel sign off on it, 'Thor 3.' So, after he faces the Dark Elves of 'The Dark World' and Ultron himself, what new threat could menace him and his Asgardian brethren in a potential third standalone installment? The actor has some ideas for where the story should go, and it could be one to end it all.
What would 'Thor: The Dark World' be without some playful back-and-forth between Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston? In case you forgot the brotherly love these two share on screen, Marvel has released the latest 'Thor 2' clip to show off one of the more comedic moments between the two.
See, Asgardian superbeings are just like us!