Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 film and the second in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Two. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was directed by Alan Taylor, from a screenplay written by Christopher Yost and Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus, based on a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat. It follows Thor, with a second sequel, Thor: Ragnarok, in 2017.
- Leicester Square, England: October 22, 2013
- United States: November 8, 2013
- Chris Evans makes an uncredited cameo as Captain America (really Loki masquerading as Rogers). Benicio del Toro and Ophelia Lovibond appear in a mid-credits scene as the Collector, and his aide, Carina, respectively; this scene was directed by James Gunn, who directed Guardians of the Galaxy, with the Collector and Carina playing supporting roles in the latter.
- Josh Dallas was unavailable to reprise his role as Fandral, so he was recast with Zachary Levi, the first choice for Fandral in Thor.
- The Watcher informant, played by Stan Lee, is credited as playing himself.
- The film is dedicated to the memory of co-writer Don Payne, who died of bone cancer on March 26, 2013.
- Selvig is either put into a mental hospital or London Police has a heavily guarded mental wing. If he was really considered sick, the police would have nothing to do with his release, which they are, as if he's suddenly placed on bail.