Actress Alice Krige Joins THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Actress Alice Krige Joins THOR: THE DARK WORLD

The actress best known as The Borg Queen in one of the early Star Trek films, Alice Krige, has revealed she will be filling a small undisclosed role in the anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World.

Principal photography for Marvel Studios' much-anticipated Thor followup, subtitled The Dark World, will soon kickoff officially this month. And on-location set preparations have even been spotted overseas in England. And surprisingly, new cast additions other than Christopher Eccleston have yet to be announced.

However, according to multiple sources, it seems we finally have word on who else is joining Marvel's expanding cinematic universe. During a lengthy panel at this year's Star Trek: Las Vegas convention, South African actress Alice Krige announced that she has landed a small role in the Alan Taylor-directed film.

Besides the role being fairly small, the actress apparently added that she may not be recognizable in the film, which indicates that the role she's filling will be some sort of creature. And that also seems likely because she's best known as the “Borg Queen” in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Voyager series, which required make-up and prosthetics. The 58-year-old actress also appeared in Chariots of Fire & The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Considering actor Christopher Eccleston has been confirmed as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of Svartalfheim, it's quite possible Alice Krige could be playing Alflyse, the queen of the Dark Elves and the Svartalfheim realm.

Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay written by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, “Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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BatmanCanFly - 8/12/2012, 7:44 PM
lol she looks like a frost giant queen in the picture with sir patrick
ComicsCommando - 8/12/2012, 7:51 PM
She does look like a Frost Giant in that pic. I remember her from The Little Vampire.
Tainted87 - 8/12/2012, 8:12 PM
As soon as I thought of the Borg Queen, I thought of Hela, but then I remembered how long ago that was, heh.
LoudLon - 8/12/2012, 8:15 PM
Tremendous actress, perpetually under-rated and ignored. She was fantastic as the Borg queen in Star Trek: First Contact, alluring and mysterious in Ghost Story and the only thing worth watching about Stephen King's Sleepwalkers. But she's great in just about every movie she appears in. Lonely Hearts, Silent Hill, Habitat...just a great, great actress. It's a shame she's not better known.
StormLoganSummers - 8/12/2012, 8:16 PM
Odin's mistress.
TheRationalOne - 8/12/2012, 8:16 PM
Please be Hela.
THORGodOfThunder - 8/12/2012, 8:17 PM
hmmm wonder what she's playing
ThePowerCosmic - 8/12/2012, 8:17 PM
I love how Marvel uses a lot of these great underrated actors and actresses.
Scion - 8/12/2012, 8:28 PM
Was she Christabella in Silent Hill?
Optimus83 - 8/12/2012, 8:33 PM

Enchantress When???
DarthTesla - 8/12/2012, 8:34 PM
Oh awesome! Borg Queen FTW.
LoudLon - 8/12/2012, 8:39 PM
@Scion -- yep.
m0th3r - 8/12/2012, 8:41 PM
Clearly...she is perfect for HEL!
DEADP0000L - 8/12/2012, 8:41 PM
Gromblidor - 8/12/2012, 8:44 PM
superotherside - 8/12/2012, 8:46 PM
Cool. Can't wait for this film!
SCURVYDOG619 - 8/12/2012, 8:50 PM I remember that movie for a couple of things:rampant incest and cats swinging from nooses.


No way in hell could they even ATTEMPT to be that over-the-top today...

bambam - 8/12/2012, 9:19 PM
hela FTW
elessarundomiel2382 - 8/12/2012, 9:19 PM
Guys dont forget about Karnilla the one who trained Enchantress. But she could also be Hela (but the role is not small) Then again she could be an Elf queen.
Super12 - 8/12/2012, 9:27 PM
Was anybody else oddly turned on by the Borg queen in that movie?
95 - 8/12/2012, 9:28 PM
Getting better and better.
MrDuck - 8/12/2012, 9:36 PM
Got to be Gaea
LoudLon - 8/12/2012, 10:18 PM
@scurvydog -- nice avatar. Glad to see another Milk & Cheese fan. :)
Knightstalker - 8/12/2012, 10:26 PM
Ummm.....did he say "early" Star Trek films?
tazmaniak - 8/12/2012, 10:50 PM
Both Borg Queens are now involved in comic book projects. Susanna Thompson, who filled in for Krige as the Borg Queen in Voyager, is playing Moira Queen in Arrow.
rebellion - 8/12/2012, 11:36 PM
fantastic news, great actress
DEATHbyEXILE - 8/12/2012, 11:36 PM
NeoBaggins - 8/13/2012, 12:34 AM
She's good.

VictorHugo - 8/13/2012, 12:51 AM

But i wouldn´t call "Star Trek First Contact" a "early" Trek film, the movie was from 1996, not 1966.
loki668 - 8/13/2012, 1:36 AM
If you want her early work, try "Sleepwalkers". You'll never look at cats the same way again.

Lord Loki has spoken
LoudLon - 8/13/2012, 2:08 AM
^^^ Earlier still, try Ghost Story from '81.
Ace101 - 8/13/2012, 2:10 AM
@Optimus83 You and me are on the same page when it comes to who should play the Enchantress..Rachel Nichols, a great actress in my opinion..ive been a fan of hers since her days on Alias. dont forget she is beautiful as hell. >.<
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/13/2012, 2:18 AM
@VictorHugo I understand there are 7 films before her's, and I consider those films "earliest," or even the "originals." But J.J. Abrams' new film exists with another one upcoming. I'm sure there are other ways to describe "First Contact" and the many others that followed featuring Alice. But "early" isn't incorrect.
Jolt17 - 8/13/2012, 2:22 AM
Oh, the Borg Queen...yes, a great addition, indeed. I'm no expert for Marvel's Thor, so I don't really know who she should play, but the cast's growing better and better.
JohnnyKrypton - 8/13/2012, 2:30 AM
Loved her in Ghost Story, never saw the Trek stuff.

Austin is too small for Executioner, and Asgardians don't have Texas accents
SuperSomething616 - 8/13/2012, 2:43 AM
Possibly Gaea? Thor's biological mother....
ronnie42 - 8/13/2012, 2:53 AM
lol the borg vs Thor should be interesting.
Bodwulf - 8/13/2012, 3:15 AM
Malekith's mom? Oh, who knows. Thors attack!
Thor Corps 2
gaikinger - 8/13/2012, 3:33 AM
Lots of nudity for het in Sleepwalkers and she looked good
SimyJo - 8/13/2012, 6:17 AM
Good!. Great Actress!, she absolutely killed it in StarTrek;First Contact.
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