Thor: The Dark World To Shoot in Iceland
News has surfaced of scheduled shooting locations for the second Thor movie from Marvel, Thor: The Dark World. Icelandic film site Svarthofdi reports that Iceland will be a primary shot location for the sequel, which reportedly will take place for the most part in the mythical world of Asgard.
As the world of Thor is heavily inspired by Norse pagan mythology, Iceland seems like a perfect spot to shoot the film, and director Alan Taylor certainly has experience in shooting in Iceland, having shot parts of the second Game of Thrones series in the country, and returning there for the upcoming third series.
Iceland is fast becoming a hot spot for notable films, as a substantial part of Prometheus was shot there, Tom Cruise came here to record the bulk of Oblivion, and production of Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah and Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is currently underway in the country. Previously, films like Batman Begins, Die Another Day and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider were all partly shot in Iceland.
Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor, and Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins (currently in Iceland to shoot Noah), Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard and Idris Elba will all reprise their roles, and Christopher Eccleston has recently been tabbed as the villain, Malekith the Accursed. Expect things to get hairy in Iceland awfully soon, for shooting is scheduled to start as early as August.