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Most movies are shot on a combination of soundstages and live locations, this is a no-brainer. However, it's not too often that you hear about movies going underground. But that is exactly where 'Thor: The Dark World' appears to be headed: underground. No, I don't mean it's aiming for a niche cult following or that it's working outside the studio system. What I mean is that, according to reports, several scenes of the upcoming Marvel sequel will be filmed in the long tunnels underneath London. Though it is unclear at this time where these scenes will be set, as far as locations in the Thor universe, it appears that the studio is thoroughly holding true to the film's title. 'Thor: The Dark World' is set for a November 8, 2013 release.
Underground, eh? That's interesting. You know what lives underground? Well, a lot of things actually, but more specifically...elves! There have been rumors for a while now that the dark elves of Svartalfheim, the elves that prefer subterranean accommodations, would be the principle baddies of 'Thor: The Dark World,' which would further explain the title. That rumor turned to audible buzz last week when a stuntman on the film made reference to a direction given to them by Alan Taylor to, well, be elves. At this point, I'm not sure why Marvel doesn't just come out and admit that the dark elves will be the antagonists of the movie. My guess is that this means we'll see Malekith the Accursed as well. I'm interested to see what they do with these underground sets apart from just filming in the dark. There is the potential there for some truly ominous, atmosphere-building aesthetics.
What do you guys think? Should Marvel give up the ghost and reveal its villains already? Anyone want to make a case that it won't be dark elves?
Source: Bleeding Cool