Exciting news from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase Two!  The 9th Doctor himself, Christopher Eccleston (GI Joe: Rise of Cobra), is joining the cast of Thor 2: The Dark World. He will be portraying the Dark Elf Lord, Malekith the Accursed. I for one am very excited with this casting, he is my second favorite Doctor, for the only reason that he was only on the show for one season and my heart is fond of David Tennant (10th Doctor, Fright Night). Eccleston’s energy and hyperactivity is what really drew me to his portrayal of Doctor Who and I am eagerly awaiting to see how he plays an evil Dark Elf!!! Looking awesome! Now that the cast is pretty much set, Game of Thrones director, Alan Taylor can bring his gritty fantasy take on the Marvel property to life. Will this movie feature any of the Infinity Gems?? Let us hope so!

 “Eccleston joins a returning cast that includes Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Natalie Portman (who plays scientist and love interest Jane Foster), Anthony Hopkins (god-honcho Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Eric Selvig, who survived the events of “The Avengers”), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Jaimie Alexander (lady warrior and Thor’s childhood friend Sif). Also returning in the sequel are the Warriors Three: Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun and Zachary Levi replacing “Once Upon a Time” star Josh Dallas as Fandral.”

Via: LA Times:Hero Complex