American Fans have known him as Doctor Who, that invisible guy on heroes and Destro in that really bad GI Joe movie. Now we’ll see what happens when he trades Daleks for Thor.

Deadline is reporting that Christopher Eccleston has officially been cast as the big bad in Thor: The Dark World. He’ll be taking on the role of Malekith The Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.

There is a lot of speculation that this means the plot of Thor 2 will be based on the classic story when Malekith gets the Casket of Ancient Winters and then… you know… they fight and Thor kicks his butt.

Source: Deadline