Press Conference: Thor: The Dark World

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The Dorchester Hotel, stately crash pad for Midgards rich and famous played host to the Gods of Asgard at the press conference for Thor: The Dark World.

The principal cast were joined by director Alan Taylor and Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige and all were in high spirits.

Actor Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston, the titular Thor & his scheming adopted brother Loki, revealed that they’re off screen relationship is a lot more loving & fraternal than the characters they play, spilling the beans about a road trip they took along with Chris’ brother Liam (of Hunger Games fame) where they teased Hiddleston about his driving.

Screen shot 2013-10-22 at 19.11.14Bringing it down on a serious note, Hiddleston divulged ‘There’s certainly a shorthand [he and Hemsworth] have from this being the third film we’ve shot together now. We pick up where we left off and have developed a great friendship along the way. From the beginning we were lucky. We just had a chemistry and the same kind of enthusiasm.’

Director Alan Taylor makes his return to feature film directing after 18 years in television directing an episode or few out of every notable series except for The Wire & Breaking Bad. When he received the call from Marvel Studios to direct the second installment of ThorTaylor assumed it was because of his recent stint on smash fantasy HBO show Game of Thrones and they wanted him to bring some darkness to the franchise but that proved not to be true as many of his best loved scenes ended up in the AVID bin because they did not adhere to ‘the Marvel ethos’ of lighthearted, witty comedy buoying up the danger. Feige then confirmed they made the Blu-Ray deleted scenes though.

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Hemsworth remarked how the UK has become the new Hollywood as there isn’t much shot in Studio City anymore and the UK’s great tax incentives and locations have tempted many productions on to these shores.

The UK plays host again for the film’s world premiere in London’s Leicester Square this Tuesday.

Thor: The Dark World swings into UK cinemas on October 30

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