Will Thor, or at least the movie, be set throughout all nine mythical realms?
Marvel kept their films fairly grounded initially, slowly pushing the envelope into the mystical and intergallactic as they built their universe. Now we have Guardians of the Galaxy on the way, another space based villain set for Avengers 2 and some possible mysticism in Iron Man 3. Thor, the movie that pushed the boundry the most with it's settings and magic may be kicking it up a notch for it's second movie.
Coming Soon reports through a russian site and a hopefully accurate translation:
The film promises to cover not just the Earth and Asgard, but the entire Nine Realms. The studio hopes that 'Game of Thrones' director Alan Taylor has the experience to build upon the fantasy of the series.
One artistic view of the nine realms from Marvel's "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe":
The first film offered up Asgard, Jotunheim (World of Frost Giants), and Midgard (Earth), the chart above offers up an idea of what may be in store for the varied settings on the next film. Dark Elves (Svartalfheim as you can see in the diagram) are rumored to be in the movie and filming in Iceland may be a setting for Niffleheim. A film set throughout all nine realms is certainly an ambitious project. One that could turn out as any ambitious projects, either as a work of genius or a hot mess. We'll find out a little over a year from now.
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