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Photos of the massive outdoor set being built for Thor: The Dark World
, the sequel to Marvel Studio’s Thor
movie have surfaced on the Internet. Alan Taylor is directing the sequel to the 2011 Thor
movie, which will star Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, and Rene Russo. Thor: The Dark World
is slated to be released on November 8th, 2013. The sets for the Thor
sequel are currently under construction in the Bourne Woods, near the market town of Bourne in Lincolnshire.
The outdoor Bourne woods set, which includes towers and other major structures, could well be some sort of Asgardian setting for the exploits of the crown prince or it could be the lair of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim or something else entirely. Whether these simulated stone structures actually display Norse artistic and architectural traditions is not easily ascertained from the photos, especially since in the final movie version the actual set constructions will likely be enhanced by special effects.