Thor: The Dark World (film) Thor, the Mighty Avenger, fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat the enemy, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves, but our universe itself. Directed by Alan Taylor. From Marvel Studios. Released on November 8, 2013, after an October 30 release in France, the U.K., and other countries. Stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Stellan Skarsgárd (Dr. Erik Selvig), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Zachary Levi (Fandral), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Rene Russo (Frigga), Anthony Hopkins (Odin). 112 min. Filmed is CinemaScope.