Thor-The-Dark-World-PosterWith Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 kicking off the hugely anticipated Phase Two in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World is next up on the release slate.

Like Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World picks up where things left off following Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and we can’t wait to see what Marvel have in store for us when this hits later this year.

The release date may seem far off for now, but you know November will be rolling around in no time. And after recently releasing the awesome first poster, the studio have now given us the first trailer for the upcoming sequel.

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” in theaters November 8, 2013, continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.

In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Chris Hemsworth leads another stellar cast, starring alongside Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Chris O’Dowd, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.

Taylor is directing from a script Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Christopher Yost (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), with Yost making his feature debut here.

Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D on November 8th, falling directly after Iron Man 3 and before Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The Phase Two line-up is looking immense.