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Great Odin's raven! After months of hearing bits and pieces of what we could expect from Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' the studio has finally released the official plot synopsis for the Phase 2 'Thor' sequel. Chris Hemsworth will once again be taking on the role of Asgard's favored son with Alan Taylor ('Game of Thrones') taking over directing duties. Christopher Eccleston will be playing the film's primary villain, Malekith the Accursed, with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje adding a sinister complement as Algrim/Kurse. Here's what the synopsis has for us...
"Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's 'Thor' and Marvel's 'The Avengers,' Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all."
So basically what we already knew with a few vague platitudes thrown in for good measure. I was really hoping the "official" synopsis would feature details apart from what we'd previously heard. However, I suppose if nothing else this plot breakdown confirms that what we've been hearing so far wasn't a complete fabrication. It's just that's it's frustrating that they think they have to include "revelations" like "'Thor: The Dark World' continues the big-screen adventures of Thor." I'm sorry, but who was uncertain that Thor was going to appear in the 'Thor' sequel? They also mention the return of Jane Foster, which...was all but confirmed by the fact that we knew Natalie Portmanhad signed on to the film. So again, shocker! The flip side of this sparsely detailed synopsis of course is that we didn't just have the entire movie spoiled for us, which is certainly a plus.
What do you guys think? Is this synopsis too paltry? Or would you rather know next to nothing going in?
Source: Coming Soon