Christopher Eccleston will play Thor 2's villain, Malekith The Accursed!

Former leather-jacketed Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is in final talks for the major villain of the second Thor flick, Thor: The Dark World, which wil be helmed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor.

Malekith is the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim and a trickster and illusionist, which makes him the perfect co-conspirator for Loki. Oh, and he dresses like a Mardi Gras float crashing into a Scandinavian black metal music video — psyched to see Eccleston in such zany regalia! Thor: The Dark World will hit theaters on November 8, 2013.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]