Thor 2: Christopher Eccleston Cast As Villain

Former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston has been cast in the Thor sequel, The Dark World, as the big bad, reports Deadline.

Eccleston will star as Malekith the Accursed, a character who first appeared in comic continuity in 1984′s The Mighty Thor #344. Malekith is the ruler of the Dark Elves who reside in Svartalfheim, one of Asgard’s Nine Realms (all of which ties in with this story).

Eccleston joins Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi and Stellan Skarsgard in the Marvel Studios sequel. Thor 2 is scheduled to be released in the UK in November 2013.