|Thor: The Dark World (2013)|
Alan Taylor worked hard to balance the light and dark elements of Thor: The Dark World (also known as Thor: The Dark Kingdom). He told Screen Rant, "I think I went into it, and I thought my first task was to darken the world and deepen it and dirty it up a little bit. Um, I sort of felt like that was my mandate going in. And then as we started the process, I realized, 'Oops. Um, if we’re gonna darken it, if we’re gonna deepen it…we’d better make darn sure that it’s balanced on the other side.' Because the, you know, the key to the Marvel universe and the Marvel language that I was being assaulted by while I was making this movie -'cause 'Avengers' came out while we were starting it, and 'Iron Man 3' came out while we were finishing it – was you are screwed if you don’t also keep it funny and light on its feet at the same time. So it’s, it’s called 'The Dark World,' and there’s certainly dark currents in it, um, but, yeah, the humor was critical." Many of the scenes were moody and atmospheric and one of the artists that helped to bring that look to the screen was Peter Popken
Peter Popken is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like Æon Flux (2005), Hugo (2011) and V for Vendetta (2005).
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Official Thor: The Dark World Summary
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. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor: The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book Journey into Mystery“ #83 in August, 1962.
Thor: The Dark World is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Directed by Alan Taylor
Cinematopgraphy by Kramer Morgenthau
Production design by Charles Wood
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins
Release date: November 8, 2013 (USA)
Official Site: http://marvel.com/thor
© Copyright 2013 Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. All rights reserved
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