'Thor' Sequel: Iceland Becomes 'The Dark World'

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Director Alan Taylor is keeping the filming locations for "Thor: The Dark World" all in the family.

As the comic book "Thor" was based on the Norse legend, it makes sense that Taylor would bring the character back to his origins by filming in Iceland. Icelandic website Svarthofdi (via ComicBookMovie.com) broke the news that filming will head from England to the Nordic country, though Marvel hasn't confirmed that yet.

It's not that surprising of a choice for Taylor, as he also filmed portions of "Game of Thrones" in Iceland to stunning results. Star Chris Hemsworth has said in previous interviews that Taylor was looking to rely less on green screens and more on location shooting for this upcoming movie. That's great news for us, because Taylor has proven time and again on "Game of Thrones" that he's got an eye for great landscapes.

CBM says that primary filming will take place in England, so the bulk of "Thor: The Dark World" won't take place in Iceland. Still, it's intriguing that some of the movie will be shot in the icy climate. We already know that "The Dark World" will take place beyond Earth and Asgard, so it will be interesting to see if this is where some of the Svartalfheim scenes will take place.

"Thor: The Dark World" stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard and Ray Stevenson. It's due in theaters on November 8, 2013.

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