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Will Thor: The Dark World show us all nine realms of Asgaard?

October 1st, 2012 by Marc Comments

So far in the Marvel movies, despite the gods and aliens, we’ve only really seen three of the nine worlds of Asgard (see pic below, courtesy of but it looks like we may visit all nine in Thor: The Dark World

So far we’ve seen Midgard (Earth), Asgaard (home of Thor) and Jotunheim (home of the Frost Giants). But tvandmovienews think that, by piecing together casting reports and set photos, they’ve worked out director Alan Taylor will introduce at least two, but as many as four – completing all the realms onscreen – in the sequel.

At Cinema Expo 2012 in Russia, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios presented Thor 2 concept art: “At the presentation, we were presented concept art from which it was possible to understand the scenery of the film will fill the space. The film promises to cover not only the Earth and Asgard, but also all the nine worlds. The studio hopes that the director Alan Taylor, who has experience creating fantasy series, perfectly cope with the task of building the mythical world in the new movie about the god with the hammer.”

Tvandfilmnews write: “Casting calls for extras match descriptions of characters we’d expect to see in scenes taking place on Svartalfheim (home of the Dark Elves) and Muspelheim (home of the fire giants). Set photos from the beginning of principal photography in the UK confirm that Svartalfheim is indeed a setting of at least one major battle Thor partakes in. And with Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) playing Malekith the Accursed (leader of the Dark Elves) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Algrim the Strong (another Dark Elf warrior), there’s reason to believe the story will also include the character of Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim.

“In the books, there’s a very specific story arc (Thor #344-350 which includes the The Casket of Ancient Winters saga) involving these characters and the more we hear from the movie, the more it matches our Thor: The Dark World theories. The latest casting additions of two more Asgardian characters – including Thor’s brother Tyr – also play into a story that could serve as something much larger in setting up Thor: The Dark World and even The Avengers 2.”

 Hmmmmmm, pretty exhaustive stuff. Could Thor 2 be the most expansive movie in the Marvelverse yet. We’ll all know on November 8 2014 when the movie gets released.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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