Last week, we reported that Thor might be facing off against the Dark Elves in the upcoming sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Today, the reveal of a new location and scene details might confirm the film’s villains. According to a notice sent out the residents of Bourne Wood, England, the production will be filming nearby during August and September. The notice doesn’t call the production Thor: The Dark World. It just provides the working title “Thursday Morning” in the hopes that no one thinks of an upcoming blockbuster film that “is a comic book adaptation set in another fictional realm.”
Hit the jump for details on the scene. The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. Thor: The Dark World opens November 8, 2013.
According to the notice received by SHH,
We will be establishing a fictional village set in another realm, with yurts and village like dressing in the bowl. The sequence involves a battle between two kingdoms, ending in our comic book hero arriving to save the day. The sequence will involve a substantial amount of Stunts and controlled special effects all within the hours 0700 – 1900hrs.
We plan to use most of the areas that are usually occupied by film units for all our support vehicles. The sequence will involve approximately 300 extras who will arrive in the early hours prior to call time to go through costume and makeup.
I can certainly see Dark Elves and Asgardians going at it with Thor coming in to save the day, presumably with hammer power.
I’m encouraged that they’ll be filming a big battle scene with stuntmen and extras outside of a soundstage with CGI likely to be added in later. As we saw in the opening battle at Jotunheim in Thor, going all digital can rob the scene of its energy. I’m curious to see how new director Alan Taylor will handle the challenge. He previously worked on Game of Thrones, but with the exception of the episode “Blackwater” (which was directed by Neil Marshall), the HBO series always shows the beginning or end of a battle. Of course, Thor: The Dark World will have a much larger budget to play with.