Christopher Eccleston Teases Major 'BOR' Plot Point In THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Hinting at a revelation possibly as big as Loki learning his true heritage, Christopher Eccleston teases a back-story involving Odin's father Bor, and how it'll "strongly" affect Thor and the All-father.
With Thor: The Dark World just weeks away from its much-anticipated release, more about the Marvel sequel is coming to the light. During an interview for the Alan Taylor-directed film's official magazine, Malekith the Accursed actor Christopher Eccleston discussed his villainous character and explains how his "ancient" grudge with Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder will come about.
"[Malekith] has almost the godlike status among the elves. He initially appears after a centuries-long sleep. His intention is to reestablish his poisoned planet Svartalfheim - which was destroyed and poisoned centuries and centuries ago - and to return his world to its former glory, because there's a great sense of aristocracy among the elves, a great sense of their own self. So, he says, 'I will restore our world to its former glory, or I will die,'" explains Eccleston. "In order to that, he needs a particular artifact. In his quest to get that artifact, he comes into opposition with Thor, and he has an ancient enmity with Thor's grandfather. There's an ancient grudge, Asgard being represented in the light, and Svartalfheim and the elves represented the dark. And that keys into a back-story which affects Thor and Odin very strongly, because there's a little bit of an element of the sins of the fathers which Malekith is aware of and that Thor's grandfather is not quite as pure as he painted himself."
Interestingly, Underworld: Evolution actor Tony Curran revealed last week that he'd been cast as Thor's grandfather in Thor: The Dark World. And based on Christopher Eccleston's comments (above), an inevitable flashback during the upcoming sequel will explore some big revelation about Bor that'll have a deep impact on both Thor and the All-father Odin. What do you think?
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. It opens in theaters November 8, 2013.
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