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Over the last few months, plenty of interesting news has surfaced and evolved regarding Marvel's sequel to 2011's 'Thor.' First, Alan Taylor ('Game of Thrones') was handed the reins as director; something for which most of us geeks rejoiced. Then it was announced that Mads Mikkelsen ('Casino Royale') was going to play the villain, though we knew not who that would be. Then Mikkelsen departed just before it was more or less revealed that the dark elves of Svartalfheim would be the main antagonists of the film, now titled 'Thor: The Dark World.' Now, it looks like Marvel has found their Malekith the Accursed. Christopher Eccleston, who portrayed Dr. Who in the popular British series' 2005 season, is in final negotiations to take over villain duties. The deal is not finalized at this time.
As much as I think Mads Mikkelsen is a tremendous actor and capable of playing great villains, I would have had trouble imagining him playing a dark elf. Christopher Eccleston on the other hand, seems a nice fit for Malekith. I must admit that I know next to nothing about Dr. Who, feel free to throw things at me, but his Destro was one of the few things I liked about 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.' As a lover of cheesy cinema, I can't help but also point out his whacked, over-the-top villain from 'Gone in 60 Seconds.' I think he's got the right look, and the right bad guy sensibilities, my only concern would be that he would play it too silly. However, I trust Alan Taylor to get the right performance from Eccleston to strike the appropriate tone.
What do you guys think? Is Eccleston the right choice for Malekith? What other dark elf story or design elements do you hope to see in 'Thor: The Dark World?'