The filming of Thor: The Dark World, is officially underway in Surrey, England, and the U.K. Daily Mail and Splash News have the photos and video to prove it. Though it's nice to see Chris Hemsworth continues his tradition of stomping foes, the new footage and photos principally give Jaimie Alexander some time to shine as the warrior Lady Sif. From our expert analysis of the pics, we can also tell that the movie will include explosions, helmeted Asgardian soldiers, old dudes who kinda look like Naruto, other big soldier guys with Orc-like qualities, a horribly scarred fellow and copious amounts of mist. Behold all the Thor 2 photos and video footage in after the jump.

Confirmed (but not explicitly seen in this media) new characters in the new film include Kurse, played by Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Malekith the Accursed, to be portrayed by former Doctor and current Destro Christopher Eccleston. Casino Royale actor Mads Mikkelsen may take on the role of Skurge as well.

Thor: The Dark World is slated to hit U.S. theaters on November 8, 2013.

[Via Mail Online, Splash News]

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