Intriguing THOR: THE DARK WORLD Plot Details

What exactly are the intentions of Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) in Thor: The Dark World? How does Loki (Tom Hiddleston) factor into the plot of Alan Taylor's Thor sequel? Cryptic answers to these questions are revealed in an interview with Eccleston. Mild Spoiler Warning

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By Mark Julian - 1/19/2013


In an interview with Total Film(out in February), actor Christopher Eccleston briefly touches on his role as Malekith in Thor: The Dark World. In the interview, Malekith is described as a 'bad guy with no redeeming qualities'. Interesting, but the real attention grabber is the fact that Malekith apparently 'plans to take over the universe-egged on by Tom Hiddleston's mischievous Loki'. The actor goes on to state that good scripts are paramount in his selection process for movie roles so that should bode well for Alan Taylor and co. Lots of questions raised here, for instance, is this something the God of Mischief set up during his time away from Asgard? Or is this something that developed post-Avengers? Be sure to share your theories in the comment section below.



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Running Time:Unkown
Release Date: 8 November 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (probable)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Clive Russell, Zachary Levi
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Written by: Don Payne (story), Christopher Yost (screenplay), Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book), Larry Lieber (comic book)



Source: Total Film
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avengers72 - 1/19/2013, 5:05 PM
Prediction: Loki will eventually die redeeming himself
It would be as surprising as coulson''s
jessepostal - 1/19/2013, 5:09 PM
Will it be "we'll I couldn't do it, you def can't" or is thanos sending in the left hander
MrReese - 1/19/2013, 5:20 PM
Loki uses Malekith 2 escape once he's in Asgardian custody.
cmax - 1/19/2013, 5:20 PM
"The actor goes on to state that good scripts are paramount in his selection process for movie roles"

If this is his stance after GIJoe, great.

If it was his stance before, it doesn't really mean anything.
MarkJulian - 1/19/2013, 5:27 PM
^^^^Ummm, where? You mean that Fan Art?
marvel72 - 1/19/2013, 5:28 PM
loki shit stirring again.

XD hahahahaha i love it.
Ranger14 - 1/19/2013, 5:40 PM
Where has it ever been confirmed that Loki dies redeeming himself?
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/19/2013, 5:42 PM
LOL @ JessePostal. You don't see a lot of supervillain/baseball analogies.
soberchimera - 1/19/2013, 5:45 PM
Judging by the red light in the set photos, Malekith has the Power Gem given to him by Thanos or he wants all the infinity gems for himself so that he can prevent Thanos from having them.
jessepostal - 1/19/2013, 5:46 PM
@rex, I'm just glad someone else understood :)
Fogs - 1/19/2013, 5:49 PM
@bbarber - Loki dying? Noone confirmed this. Source, please.

About the article I think it has something to do with a certain scepter Loki used to carry around, and a certaing blue glowing object in it.

Thanos Saga will be throughout phase 2 (maybe also on 3).
Fogs - 1/19/2013, 5:52 PM
@soberchimera - yup about the red flashes of light. It's what I've been saying too.
MisterMagurlypse - 1/19/2013, 5:57 PM
You raise some interesting questions. Loki putting Malekith in the forefront as a possible distraction for Thanos, who is clearly going to be comming for Loki.
TayDee - 1/19/2013, 5:57 PM
I read not one spoiler. Where's the spoiler?
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/19/2013, 5:57 PM
Still hard to see nine as Malekith.
ForeverPowerful - 1/19/2013, 5:59 PM
I fell asleep during Thor 1. Lets hope this is more exciting and eventful.
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 6:26 PM
Loki is one of Marvel's greatest archvillains. I don't foresee him being redeemed or dying anytime soon. The writer of Thor said in an interview that "You can't have a Thor story without Loki", which is a statement I actually agree with.

Love that Loki is still trying to find ways to ruin Thor's life.
BrownandYellowWolvie - 1/19/2013, 6:29 PM
i love Tom Hiddleston, but i'm getting a little sick of Loki. I hope he plays a small role.
TheSoulEater - 1/19/2013, 6:29 PM
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JackofallTrades - 1/19/2013, 6:30 PM
loki steals the TARDIS, brings it to the elf realm and wibbly-wobbley-timey-wimey, before and after avengers shananigans will ensue
GuardianDevil - 1/19/2013, 6:46 PM
No Loki, he's getting old...personally I don't feel that Loki should've been used for Avengers, there are much more interesting and cool Avenger villains to choose from like Ultron, Kang, Zemo those could have been way more interesting than the diva with daddy issues...
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 6:51 PM


Loki will never get old for me. Fantastic villain. Of course, I want to see other Avengers villains in the Avengers movies, but Loki having a role in the Thor movies is a must.
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 6:56 PM
Of course, I'm interested in seeing what Malekith and Kurse can bring to the table.... but I want these two in a Thor movie as soon as possible.

JokerFan21 - 1/19/2013, 7:05 PM
When I read the part about selecting "good scripts" I knew someone would bring up G.I. Joe.
polarkyle - 1/19/2013, 7:10 PM
@AcidicHeart finally someone who understands. Cant believe we are gonna get malekith before enchantress and executioner
DrDoom - 1/19/2013, 7:23 PM
@polarkyle

Precisely. Anyone who needs proof of the E&E combo's greatness need only watch this episode of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igl3DrMWlGk
JatevinM - 1/19/2013, 7:24 PM
I honesty see Loki dying and being reborn as either kid Loki or lady Loki
CorronZenith30 - 1/19/2013, 7:42 PM
DanteSparda - 1/19/2013, 9:18 PM
^
LOL!!

GuardianDevil - 1/19/2013, 11:05 PM
@Jstark
OBVIOUSLY I know that Loki was the first villain in the comics, but since when do CBMs stay true to their comics...all I was saying is that I'm getting kinda tired of Loki being the center of it all while their are other villains that are far more interesting and much cooler to use...
Ace101 - 1/19/2013, 11:19 PM
@JStark I couldnt have said it better myself. I for one dont understand how anyone can get tired of an awesome character or any character just by watching him in two movies, considering these people probably watch a tv series that is a couple of seasons long its jus confusing. Anyways Loki is tied to Thor till the very end there is no getting rid of him so deal with it.
GUNSMITH - 1/19/2013, 11:24 PM
THORS SUIT THIS TIME IS PRETTY AWESOME I MUST SAY..

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jimoakley666 - 1/19/2013, 11:41 PM
I wonder what the cgi element on Malekith's face will be. Eccleston has cg placement dots around his eyes which makes me wonder if they will be enlarging / oversizing his eyes digitally in post production.
loki668 - 1/19/2013, 11:42 PM
If Loki "dies" it will be very ambiguous so that the door is left open for him to pop up again. At least, that's how they better do it.

Lord Loki has spoken
birdfists - 1/20/2013, 12:09 AM
Loki wants Malekith to have power so that he will take over before Thanos can, or so that Malekith will go after Thanos. That way Thanos can't punish Loki for failing.
Newbus - 1/20/2013, 1:06 AM
There are bigger villans out there and Loki knows it. I expect Thanos will on his a** and may make a visit to Asgard when the time is right.
Ace101 - 1/20/2013, 1:46 AM
Also does anyone know when Robert Rodat left the team of screenplay writers and Chis Yost and the two who wrote cap:TFA came on board?
xstryker - 1/20/2013, 7:02 AM
I think you mean the "Could've Been King" who lead the Army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres.
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 1/20/2013, 7:33 AM
Wow...The Doctor has really let himself go. I'm betting the CG is going to look amazing, probably not a slight change either.
beane2099 - 1/20/2013, 8:14 AM
I know folks are waiting for Enchantress and co (I'm not). But I actually wouldn't be surprised if they adapted Aaron's Gorr the God Butcher story in Thor 3. Look how quickly Winter Soldier made it onto the screen.
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