Christopher Eccleston is confirmed to play as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, in upcoming 2013 Thor: The Dark World film. This is Super Hero Watch and let's get all the juicy details about the upcoming Thor: The Dark World sequel to 2010's Thor.
Thor: The Dark World News
Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed
Christopher Eccleston, an English actor best known for his role as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. He also appeared in various films like Shallow Grave, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, Jude, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. His latest major role is landing the role as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim in the upcoming 2013 Marvel film Thor: The Dark World. Christopher Eccleston will join Thor: The Dark World (Thor 2) cast of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, and Rene Russo.
Since one of the upcoming Thor sequel's villain has been revealed, let's get to know the world of the Dark Elves and its ruler, Malekith:
The Dark Elves come from the world of Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology.They are ruled over by Malekith the Accursed, and the most powerful amongst their ranks was Algrim the Strong. However, Algrim was betrayed by Malekith in a bid to kill Thor. Algrim was dropped into lava and, though he survived, he was critically wounded. The Beyonder transformed Algrim into the monstrous Kurse, who seemingly kills Malekith for the betrayal...
The trio of Bitterhand, Wormwood, and Grendell serve Malekith loyally and have attempted to destroy Thor on several occasions, including once while Mjolnir was being reforged.
Source: Marvel Wikia
Malekith struck an alliance with Loki on behalf of the fire demon Surtur. He took control of a number of Earth humans using special food of the faerie provided by Hela. Malekith then killed Eric Willis, guardian of the Casket of Ancient Winters, after learning its location.
As Master of the Hounds, Malekith hunted down Roger Willis, Eric's son and new guardian of the Casket. Malekith battled Thor, and kidnapped Lorelei. Using Lorelei as bait, Malekith forced Thor to battle Algrim the Strong, one of his Dark Elf followers, then attempted to destroy both combatants by plunging them into a pool of magma. He then captured the Casket of Ancient Winters from Roger Willis.
Malekith was ultimately defeated by Thor, but not before he destroyed the Casket of Ancient Winters, releasing magical frigid force all over the Earth. Malekith was then brought as a captive by Thor to Asgard. Malekith later disguised Loki as himself to take his place in the dungeon, while he disguised himself as Balder, who was about to be crowned ruler of Asgard. Kurse, the being formerly known as Algrim, saw through Malekith's disguise when he reached Asgard City. Kurse then broke Malekith's neck, apparently slaying him. Years later, Malekith was revealed to be alive once again.
Source: Marvel Wikia
Basing from those information we can now have a general idea of what to expect in Thor: The Dark World. If the 2013 Thor sequel does primary focus on Malekith as its villain, then it is safe to assume that he'll definitely have his loyal followers Bitterhand, Wormwood, and Grendell. Of course, the big screen adaptation will definitely be different from its source material adding elements that will hopefully lead up to the seemingly plausible The Avengers film sequel.
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