Two new 'Thor 2' posters have descended upon Marvel fans, featuring fan-favorite Loki, Tom Hiddleston, and the king of Asgard, Anthony Hopkin's Odin.

Though the focus of 'Thor: The Dark World' is the fight between Chris Hemsworth's godly Avenger and Christopher Eccleston's Malekith, leader of the Dark Elves, the returning characters from the first 'Thor' movie will be stepping up their games as well. Tom Hiddleston returned to the set awhile ago to shoot additional scenes with Loki, and Odin, as we've seen from footage at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, will have more witty quips to throw around -- especially where Natalie Portman's Jane Foster is concerned.

In 'Thor: The Dark World,' 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.

Aside from teaming up with his trickster brother to battle this threat, Hemsworth said of his character that he'll be "stepping into the role of king and coming to terms with the responsibilities that becoming king carries." Will Odin finally pass the torch along to Thor by the end of the film? Will Loki return to his evil ways?

US audiences will get to experience 'The Dark World' November 8. In the meantime, check out these two new 'Thor 2' posters below, via Yahoo Movies and Marvel.

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