Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are featured on four different covers of the latest Empire Magazine issue, along with 13 new photos. Take a look at these photos, then read on to see what director Alan Taylor and producer Craig Kyle had to say about this Marvel Phase Two sequel.

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Alan Taylor revealed that there are some Asgardians who die in this sequel.

"You know, we are killing Asgardians in this movie. It turns out immortality isn't all that it was cracked up to be."

Producer Craig Kyle also spoke about how the events of Thor lead into Thor: The Dark World.

"When the Bifrost was broken at the end of the first film, Odin had to conjure a lot of dark energy and go through a lot of personal sacrifice to try and get his son back to Earth. And it was a one-shot deal. If Thor didn't succeed, without the Tesseract he couldn't have got back again. And in our film, finally the Bifrost has been rebuilt, but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that's what our guys have been doing now - trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms."