News: Thor: The Dark World Closing In On Its Villain

 

We reported a few months back that Mads Mikkelsen, best known for playing Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, was being lined up to play the villain in Thor 2, now officially known as Thor: The Dark World. Mads had to drop out after committing himself to the Hannibal TV series. Thor isn’t the only superhero franchise to be affected by Hannibal either – David Slade had to drop out of making the new Daredevil feature for Fox Studios after agreeing to direct the pilot. So, who are Marvel Studios lining up to play the new big bad opposite Chris Hemsworth?

 

Well, it appears they want the former Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston. Should he sign on, all the speculation points to him playing Malekith The Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves (the title “The Dark World” is said to be a none-too-subtle hint). Marvel Studios will have to be quick, though, as director Alan Taylor is due to begin shooting here in the UK in the next few days.

Thor: The Dark World is set to open across the world from the 8th November 2013.

Source: /Film,

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