'Thor: The Dark World': Are YOU a GOD? -- PHOTOS

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Marvel released five new images from the set of Thor: The Dark World today. We already knew that the film will focus largely on the fantastical space-fantasy realms, marking a nice departure from the first film, which was mostly set in the fantastical realm of New Mexico. The images provide an intriguing look at the new film’s baddies. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Here we see Thor, the Prince of Asgard, mid-battle alongside the Lady Sif. Thor is once again played by Chris Hemsworth, who is honestly probably only half-god, or at least definitely descended from some kind of race of giants.

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And here we see Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves. Malekith is holding a weapon which appears to be taken from one of the later levels of Halo, when you start to get those really powerful weapons that run out of ammo almost immediately.

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Prince Hemsworth gets ready for his close-up. Fun fact: As a method acting exercise, Hemsworth actually built himself a boomerang hammer. That’s not true.

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Hemsworth consults with Alan Taylor, the director of The Dark World. Taylor was the director of some of the flat-out best hours of dramatic television of the last 10 years, including various episodes of Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and Rome, not to mention the pilot of Mad Men.

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Look out, Thor! Elf-troopers! The minions of Malekith are wearing masks that make them look like No-Face from Spirited Away, except with more nose and more horns.

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