Christopher Eccleston To Play Thor Villain?
Former Doctor Who reported to be close to signing for superhero sequel...
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was formerly cast in the role, but has dropped out.
Eccleston, who played Doctor Who in the first "re-booted" series back in 2005, will be appearing alongside Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins if he does secure the role.
The first Thor movie was directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, but the sequel is being helmed by Alan Taylor. It is slated for release next year.
Some details about Thor's foes in the movie may have recently been leaked.