Thor II filming headed for Iceland?

Reports indicated this week that principal shooting for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ may soon head to Iceland.

Filming for the upcoming action sequel is just getting underway in the United Kingdom, but now several sources have said that the crew will head farther afield in the North Atlantic. The location would be more than appropriate, as the figure of Thor and Norse mythology originate from a handful of Germanic countries, one of which is Iceland.

The film is being directed by Alan Taylor, whose hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ was partly filmed in Iceland. When questioned about the significance of the filming in Iceland he said, “We feel amazing to travel to a world that looks like those we are trying to create. It gives us all inspiration,” Svarthofdi website reports.

Iceland has been a major production centre for several films in recent years, including Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and the upcoming Tom Cruise film, Oblivion.

Thor: The Dark World follows the character’s appearance in The Avengers and will star Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. Tom Hiddleston and Christopher Eccleston will also play lead roles. The feature is slated for release in November 2013.