Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" won't be hitting screens until November, but Marvel has just unleashed a handful of photos featuring Chris Hemsworth as the Asgardian hero and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed (with the coolest-looking mask in a summer full of cool masks). Plus: A closer look at the villainous Dark Elves and the valiant director Alan Taylor, who took a break from helming "Game of Thrones" to step in for "Thor" director Kenneth Brangah. "Thor: The Dark World" opens November 8.

Check out the photos here:

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