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Thor Sequel Will Take Thunder God ‘Literally To Other Worlds’

Even as reports circulated Thursday that Monster‘s Patty Jenkins is being considered to helm Thor 2, a few details surfaced about what we might expect from the sequel. In short, it’s going be more epic in scope, drawing in more elements from Marvel’s Asgardian universe.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the rapidly developing film, which is being written by Don Payne, will “take Thor literally to other worlds.” Starring once again Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, the sequel will “primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father (Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins) is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds.”

As fans of Marvel comics, and students of Norse cosmology, know, the Nine Worlds are the planes linked by the world tree Yggdrasill: Asgard, home of the Norse gods; Alfheim, home of the Light Elves; Hel, realm of the dead; Jotunheim, land of the giants; Midgard, Earth; Muspelheim, home of the demons; Nidavellir, realm of the dwarves; Svartalfheim, home of the Dark Elves; and Vanaheim, home of the Vanir, a sister race of the Asgardians.

Thor, which opened in May, has grossed $447 million worldwide. The sequel arrives July 26, 2013.


  • pDUB

    im really digging the diagram, cool shit.

  • Mars

    It looks like the bottle city of Kandor

  • Nightfall

    Agreed. This is one of the best planar diagrams I’ve seen in quite some time.

  • 0bsessions

    I forgot about the Nine Worlds. Initially, I thought they may be referring to worlds as in planets and all I could think was “Beta Ray Bill Beta Ray Bill BETA RAY BILL GIMME THAT DARN HORSE DUDE”

  • Xaos

    That diagram has the look of vintage OHOTMU about it; very posh

  • Shadow

    hi shadow hear thor movie being ok with way to mucth stupid chareter build , let make the sequel top the first where blake is on a expecdtion in the nowegion mountains gets lost finds n ice cave n the stick whicth they will probaly not uses or the hammer n a skelton of a grate wwaiior he than walks around n sess the staues of the ice giants  cobra n all theses mytholiical villans he pushes thish button the ice scupltaule is open n the eath n cave shakes than a vortex opens he sees the askaded world that the hammer rasiers n reads it  who evr holds thish hammer will possed the power of thor he grabes the hammer as the ice giants comes alive  n shouts odin lightig n thor apears n has a beatel with the ice giants leading to other thor villans all the way up to a final battel with lokie