Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston seems to be in talks to join the cast of the Thor sequel, titled Thor: The Dark World. According to sources, the former 9th doctor may be replacing Mads Mikkelsen, who was once attached to the project and rumored to play the role of the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.
Mikkelsen originally dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, as the Danish actor is still busy with his commitments to the Hannibal TV series. Eccleston, on the other hand, is no stranger to villain roles, as he has recently played on in GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, and has also played equally villainous characters in 28 Days Later and the TV show Heroes.
The addition of Eccleston, along with Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston shows that Marvel may be gunning for British talent. Thor: The Dark World is being directed by Alan Taylor (Game Of Thrones) and opens in cinemas on 8 November 2013.