Alan Taylor is currently filming Thor 2, "The Dark World," where set images revealed a first look at Christopher Eccleston as the villain in the movie, Malekith The Accursed, the leader of the Dark Elves (right).
Anthony Hopkins will be reprising as Thor's all-father, Odin, and MTV recently caught up with the actor to get an update on Thor 2.
Hopkins says that he will be finished with filming soon, and that most of his scenes involved acting with Chris Hemsworth. He gives kudos to the cast and also reveals that his character Odin, has one encounter with Christopher Eccleston's Malekith.
In the comics, Malekith strikes a deal with Loki on behalf of the fire demon Surtur, who Odin imprisoned in the Earth.
Set pics seem to reveal that Alan Taylor is following the comics relatively close.
Here's the video of Anthony Hopkins talking Thor 2:
Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.
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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.