Marvel has released a high resolution photo of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and director Alan Taylor. A scanned version of this image was previously released, but this is much better. It comes from the latest issue of Empire Magazine. Apparently the director is kicking ass on set, and developing a movie that the fans are going to love!
In case you missed it, some new story details were revealed by executive producer Craig Kyle that the movie will start out with Asgard battered by war and The Nine Realms beset "by rag-tag invaders known as The Marauders," led by the villain Mister Sinister. So Asgard is in a weakened state, and this allows for the invasion of the Dark Elves, led by Malekith the Accursed, played Christopher Eccleston.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 8th, 2013, and from what I've been hearing the movie is going to be even more epic than the first one. Here's the synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, 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.