Kenneth Branagh did a great job of establishing Asgard in Thor, and in the sequel director Alan Taylor will delve deeper into the mythology of Thor’s homeland.
Marvel Studios executive producer Craig Kyle spoke a bit about what we can expect, like seeing less of Asgard’s palaces, and more of it’s common folk.
“By bringing director Alan Taylor into the mix, with his expertise on ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ we came up with a take that allows us to get more into the nooks and crannies of Asgard and its people,” said Kyle. “We spend more time on the ground with the commoners, as opposed to in the palace.”
In the sequel we’ll get to see a “war scarred” Asgard, which has been attacked by the Marauders. This allows ”for the invasion of the Dark Elves, led by Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).”
“It’s a very complicated blend [of genres: high science fiction, gritty fantasy, and realism],” Kyle said. “‘Thor’ is, until ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ hits, by far our most wild, fringe Marvel piece. But that’s why it’s the Marvel Universe and not Marvel Earth!”