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10. 'Thor: The Dark World'
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Release Date: November 8
Lowdown: Take one director from 'Game Of Thrones,' mix in the returning cast from the first 'Thor,' and then throw in Christopher Eccleston as a powerful new villain, and you've got what promises to be a much larger second film. Maybe the most exciting thing about this sequel is the continuation of the relationship between Hemsworth and Portman. Their chemistry in the first film was charming, and sorely missed during Thor's time in 'The Avengers.' It will also be fun to see where they take Loki as a character. Can they redeem the Trickster? We'll see when this one arrives for the holidays.
- Drew McWeeny