The latest poster offerings from Thor: The Dark World have Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) being unmasked and Heimdall (Idris Elba) protecting Asgard.
Malekith the Accursed is unmasked and masking himself for battle in this sheet that also features his dark elf minions and his Black Ark Ship, or as its affectionately known, the Fist of Malekith.
Christopher Eccleston looks definitely cool in his Svartalfheimian armor but still the resemblance to a pissed off Ben Stiller is undeniable. Is the end going to be that this is all a Walter Mitty fantasy?
Malekith is not only on a mission to destroy Thor's Home World, Asgard, but Earth, and the fabric of space and time itself. As for why? Take your pick between the usual suspects. Childhood playground snub by Thor and Loki? The unintentional massacre of his entire family in a previous Asgardian fray? A bad foodie experience at that swanky new overpriced Andhrimnir (Chef of the Gods) run restaurant?
It could be all, some or none of the above. The answer will be revealed when Thor: The Dark World opens November 8th.
Heimdall, the watchman of Bitfrost, only got a few brief scenes in the first Thor and not even a poster. So by Odin's blind eye (where ever it is) this foresees a bigger role for Idris Elba.
The resemblance to an evil Oscar statue with horns is surely unintentional. Or is it?
Idris Elba's next gig is doing Nelson Mandela in Mandela.
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