This time around the big bad of Thor’s second solo feature, Thor: The Dark World, is Malekith the Accursed, brought to life by former Time Lord, Christopher Eccelston. He’s a nasty dark elf hell bent on either controlling or destroying Midgard. Not really sure which. The trailers don’t give much insight to the dude’s motivation, and neither does this clip.
Though it’s sure a nifty introduction to what I’m hoping will be a truly menacing villain. No pressure Eccelston, you only have to follow Tom Hiddleston’s Loki–err, ouch. That’s one tough act to follow.
Oh! And I just noticed this, but it appears he doesn’t start the movie with half his face blackened and burnt. Hmm…
Thor: The Dark World opens November 8th.