Disney Releases Official "Thor: The Dark World" Story Synopsis

Fri, October 12th, 2012 at 2:59pm PDT | Updated: October 12th, 2012 at 7:27pm

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Kevin Melrose, Staff Writer
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Walt Disney Pictures has released the official synopsis for Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," the Alan Taylor-directed sequel to the hit 2011 film.

Along with the plot breakdown comes the long-awaited confirmation that "Doctor Who" alum Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. "Casino Royale" actor Mads Mikkelsen had been in talks for the role but had to decline after being cast in NBC's "Hannibal." Another name that leaps out is "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who was reported in August to be playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse.

Marvel's "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.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, "Thor: The Dark World" is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel's classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book "Journey into Mystery" #83 in August, 1962.

"Thor: The Dark World" is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow.

"Thor: The Dark World" opens Nov. 8, 2013.

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