Since the God of Thunder’s second outing “Thor: The Dark World” was first announced at last month’s San Diego Comic Con, fans have been wondering who the main baddie will be. Loki’s been captured, so he won’t be it. Rumours have been flying around, from the Enchantress to the Executioner. The movie’s title gave us some clue, and looks like Electroshadow’s hunch has been verified.
Today, Deadline reported that the sequel will feature the Dark Elves, a race of nasty creatures who reside in Svartalfheim (love those Nordic names), one of Asgard’s Nine Realms. And the leader of the Dark Elves is Malekith the Accursed, which should immediately tell you he’s not exactly the bright and cheery sort. And playing Malekith is none other than Christopher Eccleston, a Brit actor currently enjoying a great run on English telly as the 9th version of “Doctor Who”.
Malekith made his first appearance in 1984′s “The Mighty Thor” No.344. He’s been known to team up with Loki to cause no small amount of trouble for Thor and gang. The Dark Elves have the ability to teleport and change the shape and appearance of other beings or objects. They also have superhuman strength and speed, putting them on par with the Asgardians. A worthy villain.
“Thor: The Dark World” also stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi and Stellan Skarsgard. It premieres 8th November 2013, which would lead to a “Guardians Of The Galaxy” film the following year, and “The Avengers” sequel the year after.