Thor: The Dark World Going into Production August 6th; Filming Location and Scene Details Revealed
07.30.12 by BJSprecher
It appears as if Marvel Studios will soon have two superhero sequels in production at the same time.
Robert Downey, Jr. is currently shooting Iron Man 3, in Oak Island, N.C, under the direction of Shane Black, with plans to also shoot in Miami, Florida, and China. And, in just over a week, it looks like Downey's The Avengers co-star, Chris Hemsworth will once again suit up as Thor in Thor: The Dark World.
The production office for a movie supposedly called "Thursday Mourning" recently sent out a notice to the residents of the Bourne Wood area of England explaining that the movie would begin filming on August 6th. So, what makes us think that Thursday Mourning is really Thor: The Dark Realm? Well, the fact that Thursday is named for the Norse god Thor is one hint. Another is that the movie is described as a "comic book adaptation set in another 'fictional realm'" with a "comic book hero" protagonist. Finally, the production company name says volumes: "Asgard Productions II UK Ltd." Like the Norse god, Marvel's Thor hails from the "fictional realm" of Asgard, and "II" clearly implies that this is the second Asgard Productions property, i.e., a sequel. The notice also includes several details about the plot of the movie, so read at your own risk.
"Thursday Mourning" is the working title of a major feature film. It is comic book adaptation set in another "fictional realm"
We plan to start preparation in Bourne woods in the week of 6th August for a period of 5 weeks where a temporary set will be constructed within the bowl area.
Filming is scheduled to take place for approximately 10 days from 10th September TBC. All of the proposed sequence is due to take place during the day. There is no night filming.
We will be establishing a fictional village set in another realm, with yurts and village like dressing in the bowl. The sequence involves a battle between two kingdoms, ending in our comic book hero arriving to save the day. The sequence will involve a substantial amount of Stunts and controlled special effects all within the hours 0700 - 1900hrs.
We plan to use most of the areas that are usually occupied by film units for all our support vehicles. The sequence will involve approximately 300 extras who will arrive in the early hours prior to call time to go through costume and makeup, which we will undertake in marquees positioned on site. As always we will endeavour to keep any noise disruption to an absolute minimum.
We will have very friendly security looking after our set and trucks (most of whom you have probably met before) and to ensure that all members of the public can still enjoy the woods and walk your dogs as normally as possible. We may have to seal our set off periodically to members of the public for safety reasons as there will be quite a lot of activity at certain times.
On completion of filming, we will remove all temporary sets and associated equipment and will be completely vacated from Bourne woods by the 13th October.
Thor: The Dark World will be directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) from a script written by Thor screenwriter Don Payne and Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan). Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jamie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. Sir Anthony Hopkins is expected to reprise the role of Thor's father, Odin, but Joshua Dallas will not return as Fandral. He will be replaced by Zachary Levi. We have yet to hear about Ray Stevenson returning as Volstagg or Tadanobu Asano as Hogun.