A former Dr. Who will star in the Thor sequel, Thor: Dark World. The mighty Norse god will face a new nemesis in the long-awaited sequel which is due out sometime next year.
Sticking true to Marvel comics, the newest villain -- Malekith the Accursed -- will cause all kinds of trouble for the hammer-wielding god. As the dark elf leader, he possesses super strength, agility, speed and brilliance. Combine that with the knowledge that he's been known to team up with Loki, and it spells headache and heartache for Thor.
All set to bring the character to life is none other than famous British actor, Christopher Eccleston better known in some circles for his role in the ever-progressing Dr. Who. Although Eccleston played the character for a short time, he made his mark quickly and gained legions of fans for his often comic turn as the good doctor.
Next, Eccelston brought his significant talents to Heroes, playing Claude, a character that could enable invisibility. When the actor moved on from television, he kept American audiences intrigued with a bevy of varying roles in movies like G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Gone in Sixty Seconds and 28 Days Later.
Eccleston is an excellent actor, blessed with great comedic timing as well as dramatic presence. He should prove a formidable foe for he horn-helmeted superhero. At the very least, he'll make things interesting.
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