In an interview with a stuntman (James Grogan) working on the sequel to Thor (Thor The Dark World), an interesting tidbit was revealed:
So could it be? Could the Dark World be referring to Svartalfheim, the realm of the Dark Elves?
Whilst discussing the importance of acting chops in stunt work, Grogan related the experience to a certain Marvel film that he's currently training for. "The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on Thor 2," he explains, "I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said 'Look, we want you all to be elves,' and I was like 'What the hell is an elf anyway?' and he said 'I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,' honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it."
Source: Have the Villains in THOR: THE DARK WORLD Been Revealed?
Earlier, Mads Mikkelsen was set to play a role in the Thor sequel, but had to bow out. Some have speculated that Mikkelson would make a good Malekith The Accursed. Could this be the start of the Casket of Ancient Winters tale (which led to Surtur's invasion of Earth)? We did see this item in the first Thor movie.
Another rumor did sprout up earlier about The Enchantress and Skurge appearing in this film. Those characters did not play that big of a role in the Casket of Ancient Winter's story, but did play a role in another story featureing another "dark world", Hela's realm. That story featured probably Skurge's most well-known tale as he helps Thor rescue mortal's souls from Hel (Malekith was in these issues too).
So which will it be? Either stories sound like a good basis for a movie. Of course, it's the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it just might be neither (or both)!
Written or Contributed by: sdsichero
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