Originally Posted by elizah72
at the moment I'm thinking Iceland battle might end up being a flashback scene with Thor and Loki (Warriors 3 and Sif probably too) vs Malekith and Algrim and the Dark Elves in the past. It seems a bit much for it to be Thor vs Malekith Algrim/Kurse AND Loki and again it seems likely to be a short scene based on the on location filming time.
Yes it is similar to Odin vs The Frost Giants in Thor 1, but this could accomplish a few things at once.
1) potentially show how Malekith got messed up and what he is vengeful about (which I think will need to be shown for the GA)
2) potentially they could have Algrim fight Thor and be betrayed by Malekith as he is in the comics there, and then be returned years later all Kursed up. This may make more sense to do with the pacing for the movie, and explain why Algrim/Kurse doesn't appear to be present during the Greenwich fights.
3) Show Thor and Loki fighting side by side as they had in the past, which at least some of us want to see more of and may be important to the story arcs to remind people about that.
4) Potentially we could have Thor vs Algrim and Loki vs Malekith which again at least some of us want to see, and seeing Thor vs Malekith twice in one film is apt to be too repetitive.
5) Potentially show us Svartalfheim
As I posted in the regular news thread, I'm leaning towards the Stonehendge scene with the news reporter being a scene at the end where the reporter is reporting on whatever just happened, not unlike Avengers, and there is a scene where at some people are returning to the "old ways" and worshipping Thor.
I wonder if they would use the setting in Iceland for some establishing shots and do more of the fight on a soundstage.
I agree with the points you enumerated, especially your comment about the pacing of the movie. Since Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christopher Eccleston were both in Iceland, I agree it's likely it's a Thor-Algrim confrontation.
I was going to comment on the idea of Algrim changing to Kurse off-camera, but in thinking about it some more, I think they still will show it. It's too important to the story, it would add to the overall spectacle, and would feel like a deus ex machina if someone is just explaining it later: "Oh, that used to be Algrim, but now it's Kurse. Srsly."
The idea of people going to Stonehenge to worship Thor still strikes me as making them look ignorant (since it's two different belief systems). But, as CherokeeSam said, there are people these days who engage in religious syncretism. So maybe they would mash these two belief systems together.