A dear follower of mine, secondchanced, asked if I could do a post completely on Thor 2: The Dark World. I’m happy to oblige, although it might have a bit more Loki than she intended.
So, I’ll put down what we know. (The facts I got from IMDb, and the italicized stuff is my thoughts.)
Josh Dallas was supposed to return as Fandral but commitment with his TV show Once Upon a Time prevented him from returning. He was replaced with Zachary Levi, who was the original choice for the role.
Nooooooooo! You’ve got to be kidding me! Flynn Rider can’t play Fandral! No one but Josh Dallas can do that! I ship Fancy (Fandral and Darcy), but not anymore, I guess. *sad sniff*
Mads Mikkelsen was considered for the role of Malekith, but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Hannibal (a role handled by Anthony Hopkins, who plays Odin). Christopher Eccleston was cast instead.
So, in other words, the Doctor will be playing a dark elf. My brain is starting to hurt. I’ve seen the new photo of Maliketh, and let me tell you, it’s gonna be the shock of your life. The Doctor with long brown hair, a sword, and some kind of toga-thingy. See — instant headache.
Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis. Deadline.com reported that Denning’s role was expanded from that of a comic relief sidekick.
Yay! Now I might possibly ship her and Loki together. Hmmmmmm . . .
Tom Hiddleston describes Loki as a “firework” in this film: “Well, where next? What’s he going to do? What level of remorse does he have? If he does have any remorse or regret, why? Who does he feel guilty in front of, and who does he laugh in the face of? What’s his motivation? If he stands to win, what does he stand to win? As a character you’ve got all these new motivations, but as an actor I am absolved from playing hero or villain – I’m just the live wire. And that was more fun than I can possibly tell you.”
Joss Whedon has hinted at possible redemption for Loki — and a possible death, but we are SO not going there tonight!
Filming at the famous Stonehenge historical site proved to be a challenge. After finally getting permission from English Heritage, the filmmakers found out that there were lots of rules and regulations associated with filming there. They could only be in amongst the stones outside of the normal visiting hours. So shooting had to take place early in the morning before opening, which only gave the film crew about three hours before they had to pull back for wider shots once the stones were opened to the public. Being a heritage site, no one was allowed to touch the stones or walk on any stones, so a lot of logistics had to be applied to the filming there.
Ok, so there’s obviously going to be a scene at Stonehenge. (Who else is thinking Pandorica?)
And that about sums up everything we know, which isn’t much. I’ll update as soon as I find anything new.
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