Thor: The Dark World (also known as Thor 2) is a superhero film released in 2013. It is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second film to feature Thor. It was directed by Alan Taylor.


Following the events of The Avengers, Thor has used the Tesseract to return with Loki to Asgard. He is greeted by Sif, the Warriors Three, and Heimdall, who informs him that he is expected by the Allfather. Thor gains an audience with Odin, who welcomes his son warmly and greets Loki less than enthusiastically. Thor gives Odin the Tesseract, who promises to return it to his Treasure Room, where he believes that it can stay safely out of the wrong hands.

Very soon after, Loki is put on trial in front of the Asgardian Court, with Odin himself presiding as judge.