Re: Is Svartalfheim and the other Nine Realms what you expected them to look like?
Svartalfheim looked good. Especially if you consider there have been no dark elves there for a millennium and that it's supposed to be a land without light and that's what Malekith was striving toward.
I don't know much about Vanaheim but it was pretty cool. I guess Hogun is Vanir? Interesting.
So we've seen 5/9 realms. I assume in the sequel we will see Muspelheim and Nidavellir and perhaps Niffleheim and Alfheim. Some or all of those at least.
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