Over a month ago, I Review Too posted an interview with stunt man James Grogan, who is working on the production of what was then simply known as Thor 2. Now that Marvel Studios has revealed the title of the forthcoming film to be Thor: The Dark World, this interview takes on added meaning.
In the piece, Grogan talks a bit about a particular scene they were working on:
“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.”
Given that we now know the title of the film, the “Dark World” could very much refer to the Dark Elves of the Marvel comics. The Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, based on Norse legend, appear in the comics led by Malekith the Accursed, who once struck a deal with Loki to control humans. As we know that Tom Hiddleston will be returning, it is conceivable that these two characters could be working together. It’s all speculation now.
Directed by Alan Taylor, Thor: The Dark World is released on 8 November 2013.