The 'Doctor Who' actor joins the cast of 'The Dark World' as Malekith, ruler of the dark elves.
By Josh Wigler
Photo: Lucy Nicholson
Step aside, Loki. You might be the god of mischief, but your thunderous warrior of a brother is facing a decidedly darker soul come his upcoming movie.
At long last, the villain of "Thor: The Dark World" has been announced, and an actor to play him has been found as well. Christopher Eccleston, perhaps best known to the Comic-Con crowd for his brief season-long turn as the Time Lord himself on "Doctor Who," has joined the cast of the "Thor" sequel as its villain, Malekith the Accursed. In the comics, Malekith is the leader of the dark elves, a deadly species living on the faraway world of Svartalfheim. Additionally, the Malekith of the comics also had a strong connection to the artifact called the Casket of Ancient Winters an item desired ever so much by the frost giants of Jotunheim in the first "Thor" movie. Its inclusion again here is almost a foregone conclusion.
In joining "The Dark World," Eccleston takes on a role that actor
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