Apparently, Thor 2 will spend a lot of time underground. But why?

Just last week, we heard a stuntman spilled possible villain details for Thor 2: The Dark World, and now those details seem to be making more sense. Why? Well, word is the flick's getting ready to go underground. POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!

The sequel to the God of Thunder's first big-screen outing is reportedly getting set to film "several" scenes in tunnels beneath London. The underground part isn't surprising. The flick is, after all, subtitled The Dark World, so shooting out of the light makes sense, right? But why head to London tunnels instead of a soundstage?

There are a number of possible reasons, but since a stuntman spilled last week that he'd been asked to be an elf, this is mostly fueling speculation that the principal villains for the film will be Dark Elves, classic Norse monsters that were first introduced to Marvel Comics back in 1984. They've been known to dwell in cavernous areas in their native world of Svartalfheim, and tunnels are at least cavern-like.

But, what if the tunnels are more than just stand-ins for caves? What if Thor's actually going to be in London, underground, rooting out Dark Elves that have made their way to Midgard (that's Earth, for those of you who haven't yet embraced this area of the Marvel Universe)? For the moment, this is all just speculation, but if the rumors of underground shooting are true, we at least know that The Dark World is definitely going to be dark.

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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