‘Thor: The Dark World': Asgard goes Hollywood with Hemsworth, Hiddleston

Nov. 05, 2013 | 2:32 p.m.
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From left, Louis D'Esposito, Jonathan Howard, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alan Taylor and Kevin Feige attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Fans line up along the red carpet at Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere at the El Capitan Theatre. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Chris Hemsworth attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tom Hiddleston attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Jaimie Alexander attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Kat Dennings attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Anthony Hopkins and Stan Lee attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tadanobu Asano attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Director Alan Taylor attends the premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Jonathan Howard and his guest attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Liam Hemsworth and Chris Hemsworth attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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James Gunn attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Kevin Feige attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Michael Rooker attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Rich Polk / WireImage)

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Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Neal McDonough and Ruve Robertson attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Chris Hemsworth attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Liam Hemsworth attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Stan Lee attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tom Hiddleston attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Zachary Levi, Tom Hiddleston and Ray Stevenson attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tom Hiddleston attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Zachary Levi and Nathan Fillion attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood on Nov. 4, 2013. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Iain De Caestecker attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Elizabeth Henstridge attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Louis D'Esposito and Kevin Feige attend Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Jaimie Alexander attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

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Jeremy Renner attends Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" premiere in Hollywood. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / WireImage)

“Thor: The Dark World” had its Hollywood premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday night, and stars including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Kat Dennings walked the red carpet to talk up the Marvel sequel, arriving in theaters Friday.

Directed by Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”), “Thor: The Dark World” sees the Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) attempt to use a weapon called the Aether to plunge the Nine Realms of the universe into darkness.

Only by uniting with his devious brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) can Hemsworth’s brawny Thor hope to stop Malekith and rescue his lady love Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who stumbles onto the Aether and is inadvertently drawn into the villain’s schemes.

In an interview with Hero Complex on the London set of the film last year, Eccleston, the accomplished British thespian known to many genre aficionados for his one-season run on the beloved cult series “Doctor Who,” said he relied on Taylor a great deal when it came to fine-tuning his performance.

He said he struggled to bring a level of pathos to Malekith even while buried in extensive prosthetic makeup, icy blue contact lenses and an elaborate white wig, all of which took four hours to apply.

“You can feel vulnerable in a film like this,” Eccleston said. “No matter how experienced you are, you can feel silly. A director can help you through that with humor and with intelligence.”

Click through the gallery above to see photos from the Hollywood premiere.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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