When you want a top villain in a Hollywood blockbuster, get a Brit to do it. Rumour has it Christopher Eccleston is close to signing on the dotted line to play the villain in Thor: The Dark World.

Christopher Eccleston to be villainous in Thor

The Hollywood Reporter says the British actor is “in final negotiations” to play the villain in the superhero sequel. I guess there’s only so many times Loki can get his jealous psychotic rage on, before it becomes a little stale. He needs a partner.

The original Thor film, which stars Chris Hemsworth as the title character, was welcomed by film lovers with open arms last year, grossing a not-too-shabby $450 million worldwide. His character went on to be key in Avengers Assemble, when his brother Loki decided to wreak havoc on Earth. Again.

Plot details are being kept under lock and key for Thor 2, but it is rumoured Mr Eccleston will play Malekith The Accursed. If you are a Marvel fan you might already be well acquainted with this character.

Personally we think he’ll be well up to the job. We’ve already seen Eccleston play a villain in the likes of G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, and The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising. Perhaps a high profile film will finally give him the villainous credibility he deserves.

Alan Taylor of Game of Thrones and Mad Men fame, is set to helm the project, which will see Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston reprise their roles as scientist Jane Foster, Thor and Loki respectively. You can also expect Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba to make their appearances too.

Thor: The Dark World is scheduled for release on 8thNovember, 2013.

In the mean time, do you reckon Eccleston will be a good addition to the cast? Let us know.

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