Thor 2: The Dark World

In 'Thor 2: The Dark World,' Thor must fight to restore order across the universe…but an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith vows to send the universe into darkness. Facing off against an enemy that even his might father Odin and Asgard cannot stop, Thor sets out on his most dangerous and personal journey yet, reuniting him with his Earthly love Jane Foster and forcing him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

  • Release Date: November 8, 2013
  • Director: Alan Taylor
  • Written By: Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

 

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