Rupert Graves is going to be in an episode of Doctor Who this season. Benedict Cumberbatch is in the new Star Trek Movie. Christopher Eccleston is gonna be the villain in Thor 2.
It’s like everyone accidentally walked into the wrong classroom and are too British and polite to leave the lecture.
As originally reported by Deadline, Eccleston is officially joining next year’s Asgardian sequel Thor: The Dark World. And as Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige hinted back in May, Eccleston will be playing a new villain drawn from Thor‘s comic book mythology: Malekith the Accursed.
Malekith was created by the great Thor writer-artist Walt Simonson back in the ’80s. He rules the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Realms mentioned in the first Thor movie. Svartalfheim could be the “Dark World” of the sequel’s subtitle (although there’s another theory that the “Dark World” refers to the Asgardian underworld.) In his original comic book incarnation, Malekith allied himself with Thor’s brother/nemesis Loki and wound up controlling the Casket of Ancient Winters, an object of immense power which can bring down the infinite cold of yet another Realm: the frigid Niflheim. (Don’t worry, all these names will sound awesome when Anthony Hopkins says them.)It’s unclear how much of Malekith’s original story will be present in The Dark World. The character was actually an envoy for one of the great Big Bads in Thor’s history: the fire demon Surtur, a creature so massively powerful that he seems more like a potential threequel villain.
It’s like asking you to pick your favorite air.
Because surveys are important.
When Christopher Eccleston first emailed Russell T Davies to ask to be considered for the part of the Doctor, there was no guarantee this was a one-way ticket to worldwide success.
The show had been cancelled; the TV movie had been and gone and Russell was asking for a pretty hefty budget so that the special effects were as good as his scripts. All of which meant everyone had to take the relaunched Doctor Whovery seriously indeed. No more pantomime villains, no more patchwork coats. This time, it had to be clear that the Doctor had just come back from a war, rather than a long lunch and a larky afternoon in the BBC costume department. Enter Christopher, looking like the former captain of a German U-boat.
But could he handle bringing new gravitas to the role? Well, let’s have a look over his greatest hits
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Favourite Nine Moment
30 Day Doctor Who Challenge
The Doctor Dances (Series One)“Everybody lives, Rose. Just this once, everybody lives!”
let me just pause here to say that Christopher Eccleston is a sexy man and this show makes me giddy.
(Eccleston, Tennant, Piper, Smith)
This is why I love 9. Also Happy Birthday Chris!
Happy Birthday to Christopher Eccleston from Comic Who!
DOB: February 16, 1964
He’s my favorite Doctor Who, no slight to anyone else who’s played him (not a bad one in the bunch of them - which is 11 at present count). He’s the guy who helped re-invent the franchise, making the Doctor cool and bizarre and fun again. He left after one season, not wanting to be typecast, breaking many a fan’s heart in the process.
GPOY Ninth Doctor Edition