'Thor: The Dark World' teaser poster released with a trailer to follow

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The first poster for the sequel to 2011's "Thor" has been released. Like "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World" is set after the events of "The Avengers." This time Thor ( Chris Hemsworth) does battle against Malekith ( Christopher Eccleston), a supervillain who rules over a race called the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

The movie features the return of several actors from the first installment, including Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Kat Dennings. Newcomers include Zachary Levi, who joins as Fandral, a role originally played by Joshua Dallas. Levi was cast in the role for the first film, but had to bow out due to his schedule on NBC's "Chuck."

With the teaser poster comes news that a trail will be released Tuesday (April 23). "Thor: The Dark World" will be in theaters November 8. 

Check out the poster below:

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Photo/Video credit: Marvel