This is the sound of two fan bases clapping. The first of the 21st Century Doctor Who actors, Christopher Eccleston, has joined the cast of Thor 2: The Dark World. Playing the malevolent elfen lord Malekith, Eccleston will bring an edge of darkness to the Asgardian’s world of light adventure.
The Thor sequel, Thor: The Dark World, officially has its villain with former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston.
Deadline has the news that Christopher Eccleston will be playing Malekith The Accursed.
With the announcement that Malekith The Accursed is the villain, we now have confirmation that Thor: The Dark World will feature the Dark Elves as thought.
Previously, set descriptions and information clued in on the fact that the Dark Elves would play a major role in the sequel, with one report describing a major battle between races and a comic book hero dropping in to make the save.
Christopher Eccleston played the new Doctor Who for one season when the show rebooted in 2005 and has since gone on to have roles in Heroes as well as G.I. Joe.
Thor: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.