‘Iron Man 3′ Photos Soar, ‘Thor 2′ Villain Rumors Abound

More photos from the Cape Fear River set of “Iron Man 3” have hit the web, and this time we actually have a good idea of what they’re showing. Plus, some new intel on the bad guys Thor is facing in “The Dark World.” Consider this post spoilery for those of you looking to avoid any news about these upcoming Marvel movies!

Star News Online posted the images, which show a Tony Stark carrying what looks to be a plane full of passengers to safety. It looks like a plane crashed in the water setting depicted here, and Stark was forced to bring the flight attendant and the rest of the passengers away to safety. Whether this is a major point in the plot or just an instance of Stark being a hero is yet to be seen.

In other spoiler-filled news, Simon Bland over at I Review Too… recently got a big tease of what we can expect from “Thor: The Dark World” during a chat with British stuntman James Grogan. Grogan started relating the importance of acting in stunt work to the upcoming Marvel movie, and gave away a big tidbit of information about the villains in the flick in doing so.

“The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on ’Thor 2′ and I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said ‘Look, we want you all to be elves,’ and I was like ‘What the hell is an elf anyway?’ and he said ‘I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,’” Grogan said. “Honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it.”

For those of you not in the know, one popular “Thor” storylines sees the Norse god going up against a race of dark elves in a land known as Svartalfheim. Coupled with the “Thor” sequel’s subtitle, “The Dark World,” this news certainly suggests that the movie will see Thor fighting the dark elves and their evil leader, Malekith the Accursed. It would even make sense that the plot involves the Casket of Winters, an ancient Asgardian relic and one-time weapon of Malekith, as its tied to the Niflheim, a race that was introduced in “Thor.”

Are you looking forward to “Iron Man 3″ and “Thor: The Dark World”? What do you think of these two revealed plot points? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!