Christopher Eccleston is one of those actors who always seems like they could have had a bigger share of fame, but for whatever reason decided to have an interesting and varied career rather than going all-out for the a-list. However now he’s up for a major movie role, as THR reports he’s up for a villainous part in Thor: The Dark World, which would mark his first movie since 2009’s Amelia.
Mads Mikkelsen was all set to play the part, however he had to drop out due to his commitments to the new Hannibal Lecter television show he’s set to star in. Little is known about the plot of the film, but the title could suggest that a good deal of the action could be set in the world of Svartalfheim and there are rumours the central villain would be Malekith The Accursed, the leader of the Dark Elves (which is who Eccleston would be playing if he signs on).
Shooting will begin this autumn, ahead of release on November 8th, 2013