Following Tom Hiddleston's star turn as the villainous Loki in both 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' another British actor is set to get his shot at comic book movie infamy, as former Doctor Who star Christopher Ecclestone is said to be in "final negotiations" to play the villain in 'Thor: The Dark World'.
The film looks like it could keep some of its British influence despite American Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) replacing Kenneth Branagh as director of the new movie. Chris Hemsworth will again star as the title hero, with the cast also reported to include Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman and Idris Elba.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ecclestone, who is known for his roles in British television drama and as the first rebooted Doctor, is likely to play the villainous leader of the 'Dark Elves of Svartalfheim' in the movie.
Despite being best known for his television exploits, Ecclestone is no stranger to the big screen, with roles in Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later', 'GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra' and 'Gone In 60 Seconds'.
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