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Tom Hiddleston praises Thor: The Dark World as truly fantastic

Filming on Thor: The Dark World wrapped just before Christmas, and Tom Hiddleston has wasted no time in singing the sequel’s praises.

“It’s fantastic, truly,” he tells the Press Association. “We are making an amazing film, and we’re having a wonderful time.”

Returning as malicious god Loki, the brother of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hiddleston went on to praise director Alan Taylor (best known for Game Of Thrones ) for "deepening" Thor 's world.

“It's so exciting to have established characters and an established setting in the world, and we are working so hard to cook up something new,” he says.

“That is what is exciting me - taking what we know, taking what we love and deepening it and giving it an extra dimension.

“I think director Alan Taylor is really shaping up the world of Asgard and the world of these characters.”

In Thor: The Dark World , the titular Thunder God must fight against a primeval race led by Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith the Accursed.

It will also see the return of Natalie Portman as Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, as well as Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings as her fellow scientists.

Thor: The Dark World opens on 30 October 2013.