New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Poster: Malekith Gets Face Time

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 14th, 2014 at 11:31 am,

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While Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost) may have spent the most time before each day of shooting Thor: The Dark World for makeup and prosthetics work to play Algrim the Strong and later, his alter ego Kurse, Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) doesn’t have it easy either playing the film’s primary antagonist.

The film’s subtitle The Dark World refers to the realm of Svartalfheim, home of the Dark Elves – from Marvel Comics’ take on Norse mythology. Their leader, Eccleston’s Malekith- along with his army – not only wear masks as part of their standard issue armored suits – but underneath he’s got another mask, one that eventually becomes half-burnt.

While the history of Malekith and his bitter relationship with Asgard remains unclear, we do know that he – and a seemingly vast armada of ships – are back to “plunge the universe back into darkness.” (from the official Thor 2 synopsis). The implications of their attack along with his Malekith’s true intentions remain unclear, but we do know from the Thor: The Dark World trailers that they attack both Asgard and Earth.

Marvel released another new one-sheet for the Thor sequel, this one focused entirely on Thor’s new-found foe.

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The last official poster for The Dark World featured the entire cast together, and while the above – released exclusively on Marvel’s official site – the other new poster E! released centers in on the relationship between Thor and Natalie’s Portman’s Jane Foster, who in the sequel finally gets to see Thor’s home of Asgard for the first time… in the midst of an all-out attack it would seem:

[Updated with official high-res poster]

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We’ll update the post when the full-version becomes available. What’s in store for the future of the Jane and Malekith characters remains to be seen, but we’re more curious about the cosmic connections between the realms Thor and Asgard protect, Malekith’s army and the characters we’ll meet in next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Alan Taylor directs Thor 2 off of Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely’s screenplay. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins.


Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. Looks awsome ! This is shaping up to be possibly the best of the phase 2 movies.

    • What about a poster of Algrim/Kruse, played by actor adewale akinnuoye-agbaje, he is great in that role.

  2. I like that mask.

    • Cue the music from Billy Joel, “The Stranger”!

      • Sure, but somehow I doubt the character in the poster is quietly musing “did you ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself?”. Of course if they added that to the poster I’d be proven hilariously wrong.

    • I love that the crack or seam running down from the eye looks like a teardrop..

  3. I’m getting tingles…

  4. Phase 2 is shaping up nicely.

    Cap 2 seems to be wowing the hell out of people in post. This and Iron Man 3 have the task of grounding phase 2 in reality and on Earth, and I think the espionage/intrigue direction is one hell of a great way to do it for Cap.

    Everything from Thor 2 seems to be giving us everything the first one didn’t – notably a LOT of otherworldly action and Asgard in full warfare, plus more Loki… who can’t use more Loki.

    Guardians of the Galaxy – Well if you aren’t excited for this, what the hell can you get excited about? This feels like an envelope pusher for comic book films, space operas, action comedy, team-ups and just about every genre it touches, but it isn’t defined by any single one of them. Look at that cast, look at those characters. It takes balls to make this movie Marvel – little furry raccoon balls.

    Avengers 2: AoU: By both using a great villain, adding two enigmatic supers to the roster, and by outright stating how much everyone’s story is changed from the comics, A2 is a mystery. That’s exactly were it needs to be. Comic movies have switched from “I can’t wait to see XXX realized on the big screen” to “I hope they don’t just repeat the same XXX story from the comics verbatim”. The Avengers 2 is clearly in that second camp.

    • That pretty much sums it up… well said!

  5. awesome but I wish his costume was more accurate in terms of color like the comics half black/burgundy instead of black and “cream”

  6. Is it just me, or does Jane’s pic look totally weird in that poster?! Looks like a bad crop or something…..the positioning of her hands and head are what do it….or maybe she looks CG? IDK…..

    • She looks like she was shopped tiny to make Thor huge. Plus she has a very non-Portman expression on her face. And their bodies just kinda fade into grey at the bottom.

      And her arm looks way too small compared to Thor.

    • Nothing new here. Portman and her acting looked like outside of this world in the first movie and all trailers of part 2 as well. Its only natural to show her true face on a poster.

    • It’s called bad Photoshop… like, really, really bad. Marvel’s posters have become pretty well known for their overly-photoshopped appearance.
      I wish they’d take some cues from those incredible Wolverine posters. The movie might have had its shortcomings, but the majority of the posters were pieces of art imo.

    • I think it might be an actual still from the film turned in the poster – they’ve done that with previous posters and banners.

      • What about a poster of Algrim/Kruse, played by actor adewale akinnuoye-agbaje, he is great in that role.

    • She’s sitting on Thor’s helmet!

  7. Very pumped for this. Finally bought Thor and Cap Am on DVD yesterday just to have them. Yeah, I am one of the cheap guys that waits two years for movies to get dirt cheap. Thor was my favorite phase 1 movie closely followed by Cap Am so I am very much looking forward to these next two movies. The hype for Guardians is working on me too….

  8. It’s almost like they put a diff mouth on her….lol…’s just bad. I hope the movies better than the poster! >.<

  9. Thor 2 will smash any other phase 2 marvel’s movies (in quality, not box office, sadly).

    • Box office sales are useless….Iron Crap 3 made triple what Man of Steel did and yet everybody prefers the latter.

      Thor 2 looks good.

      • I prefer Iron Man 3…your point is now invalid.

      • Man of Steel has a 7.6 imdb score and Iron Man 3 has 7.5 I’m amazed at how people believe that everyone just loved mos and hated im3.

      • believe it or not, your feelings towards IM3 and MoS do not reflect everyone’s.

        • It is amazing how everyone just thinks im3 sucks and MoS is gods gift to humanity in comparison. Personally I think MoS was just alright while im3 was awesome and got me excited for Thor 2 and all the other upcoming marvel films. Some people just can’t be pleased.

          • The thing that most bugs me is people using 100percent words to support an argument. It only takes 1 different opinion to undermine their whole point. I liked both MoS and IM3. Which one will I buy at full price? Possibly both, probably neither.

            Also I wish I could be the type of person that can get excited about something because it exists…not wired that way. There is an indescribable child like thrill I get watching some films, and then there are others that I simply like. Wish I knew the formula.

          • you thought iron man 3 was awesome? lol

            • You don’t think he is allowed to think that? Lol

            • Yes I did think it was awesome. I understand a lot of people got butt hurt from the mandarin twist but in the overall context of the characters trilogy and coming from avengers I thought it was a really good story. And despite all the hate the film gets, I’d be all for a green lantern 2, the first is no cinematic master piece but its pretty enjoyable.

        • True…everyone is really hoping for Green lantern #2!!! (I know I am!).

  10. Doctor Who anybody?

  11. Cybermen?

  12. Nice, didn’t know Adewale was in this. This movie is starting to look very promising, especially with Alan Taylor directing. I’m hoping the tones and themes depicted in the trailers carry out into the film.

  13. Ripoff.

    • Of…?

    • lolwtf.

  14. Malekith looks awesome. The detail is amazing.

  15. Why do all the Dark Elves look like a cross between the Teletubbies and the Putties from Power Rangers? Malekith’s mask looks like a Teletubbie mask.

    However don’t get me wrong bcuz I’m extremely excited for this movie.

  16. Yawwwwn. Phase 2 is going to be horrible. Iron Man 3 lol.

    • it is? well, thanks for letting me know that. i can save my money now.

  17. The Malekith poster is great but the Thor and Jane one is super awkward looking. I really like the color schemes though.

  18. I really do like the idea of lofty, impenetrable Asgard getting attacked/invaded. Not because I have something against Asgard, but because it’s nice to see them in a position of danger for once, having to fight to survive.

    • I’m hoping the battle or whatever is seen in the trailers last for a bit. Not too long since it’d get old but have it actually feel like Asgard is in danger and needs a good amount of time to get rid of the intruders.

      I want to see what Alan Taylor is capable of in the action department as well since every battle in Game of Thrones are skipped over aha. Not sure which episodes he directed though.

      • I believe he directed the boat assault on Kings Landing, when Tyrion takes charge. “Those are brave men out there…let’s go kill them.”. It was perhaps the most expensive, large scale action in the series, requiring a boosted budget to attempt to do it justice. It was awesome. That said, it suffered from just what you are saying, because they had to limit the scale. Much of the on shore camera blocking is such a tiny, contained area, that it is hard to totally buy the notion that an epic battle is just outside of the frame. Given the limitations, he probably did the best that could be done with it, but I’d love to see fewer restrictions on his set piece action.

  19. What about a poster of Algrim/Kruse, played by actor adewale akinnuoye-agbaje, he is great in that role.

  20. Hope this is better than the first one which was good.

  21. Sayeed (spelling?) from Oz was cool as Mr Echo, but he was scary as hell in Em City. It is freeaking bizarre to see Schilinger the white-supremicist playing comedic roles. In the extended Spiderman 2 he wears the tights and plays make believe. This is the guy who traumatized me weekly with his abuse of poor, stupid Beecher. “Please! sir! may I £€¥# my wife!”. Horrifying villain. Surreal to see him hocking Farmers Insurrance.

  22. ‘V’ for Vendetta :P