Last month, we showed you some photos from the Thor: The Dark World Bourne Wood set in Surrey, England, just as production was getting under way. Today, we have more photos from that same set, which is now being used for a battle scene. These images offer our first look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Jaimie Alexander as Sif. We also get a look at a number of background actors, some wearing prosthetic masks, and others wearing Asgardian battle helmets. Take a look, then read on for more details about the scene in question.
By request, these photos have been removed.
Back in July, we reported that a letter was sent to Surrey residents, which included details on the battle sequence. Here's an excerpt from the letter.
"We plan to start preparation in Bourne woods in the week of 6th August for a period of 5 weeks where a temporary set will be constructed within the bowl area.
Filming is scheduled to take place for approximately 10 days from 10th September TBC. All of the proposed sequence is due to take place during the day. There is no night filming. We will be establishing a fictional village set in another realm, with yurts and village like dressing in the bowl. The sequence involves a battle between two kingdoms, ending in our comic book hero arriving to save the day. The sequence will involve a substantial amount of Stunts and controlled special effects all within the hours 0700 - 1900hrs.
We plan to use most of the areas that are usually occupied by film units for all our support vehicles. The sequence will involve approximately 300 extras who will arrive in the early hours prior to call time to go through costume and makeup, which we will undertake in marquees positioned on site. As always we will endeavour to keep any noise disruption to an absolute minimum."