The Iron Man 3 composer has boarded the Marvel Studios project following the departure of Carter Burwell.
"The great thing about Thor and Iron Man and all this is that it relates to The Avengers," Tyler told the Huffington Post.
"I think it's just fantastic how they've kept that universe a contained universe. Of course, these characters, they all have the rights to them. But I think it's really clever how they do it.
"And yet they all have a different feel. The feel of Thor is very different than Iron Man. Yet they live in the same universe. For me, it's like somehow Indiana Jones showed up on the Enterprise. It's just awesome.
"But it's great because, for me, I get to do something completely different and I'm really excited about that project."
Tyler's other credits include Constantine, Fast Five and, most recently, Now You See Me.
Burwell left the project over a "creative split" that was reported as amicable by a studio insider.
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Jaimie Alexander will return for the Alan Taylor-directed sequel alongside newcomers Christopher Eccleston and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Thor: The Dark World debut on October 30 in the UK and November 8 in the US. Watch a trailer for the film below: