The cast and crew of Thor: The Dark World are about to pack their crampons.
This month marks commencement of principal photography on the sequel to Marvel Studios’ 2011 hit Thor. Helmed by director Alan Taylor of Game of Thrones fame, production will find its headquarters in England.
According to an Icelandic website, the merry ole land of Big Ben won’t be Dark World’s only stop. Production is expected to partially shoot the superhero epic in Iceland.
What better vistas to depict Thor’s fantastically expansive world than that of his mythological home – Iceland? Iceland is one of several Germanic countries from which Norse mythology originates.
Director Taylor is no stranger to Iceland. Thrones made use of Iceland’s stunning landscapes by filming exteriors on the Nordic European island country.
When asked about filming the TV show, he said;
“We feel amazing to travel to a world that looks like those we are trying to create. It gives us all inspiration.”
Inspiration seems to be the operative word when it comes to Iceland.
Christopher Nolan filmed key sections of Batman Begins there. As did Ridley Scott with this year’s shot of geek poison I refer to as “that kinda-sorta Alien prequel with a cool abortion scene.” Darren Aronofsky is also expected to make the trip for his biblical epic Noah.
Thor: The Dark World follows Thor as he enters the Nine Realms hunted by his vengeful brother Loki, the main baddie from Avengers. Anticipate Nordic badassery.