Christopher Eccleston cast in Thor 2

It looks like Thor 2 has its big bad, and the face behind the new villain is none other than Dr. Who alum Christopher Eccleston. The man who brought the Who franchise back from its sixteen-year hiatus is in final talks to play Malekith the Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

After the exciting news of the upcoming Marvel movies title screens at SDCC, we knew some underworld baddies would play a role in the new Thor film. Some speculated it would be the beginning of Ragnarok, with Surtur making his first appearance. That isn’t out of the question yet. If the film follows the books in any manner, expect to see the introduction of Balder, some God on Elf boot stomping, and the return of everyone’s favorite trickster.

Thor 2 is expected to hit theaters November 6, 2013.

[via Screen Rant]