Malekith is regarded as one of the more disappointing Marvel villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s no surprise that *SPOILER* he was definitively killed off in Thor: The Dark World. The actor who portrayed him, Christopher Eccleston, didn’t really have many positive things to say about the role itself, either.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 2, the actor described it as:
“Not my greatest moment, it has to be said.”
“The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours [in make-up]. I think we got it down to six and a half. It’s a day’s work before [anything]. Marvel were dishonest to me because they never, ever let me know that there’d be that amount of make-up.”
He even revealed what kept him in the movie:
“Money. That’s exactly what I felt.”
Yikes. I think it’s safe to say we won’t be seeing Malekith in the MCU again, or Christopher Eccleston for that matter. The Dark World isn’t exactly regarded as one of the top Marvel Studios movies, but this year’s Thor: Ragnarok is. It’s currently the highest rated MCU movie on Rotten Tomatoes and has made a ton of money at the box office.
That wasn’t always the case, however, as director Taika Waititi said early cuts of the film were disastrous:
“It was very tricky. We spent a lot of time in post-production, actually, figuring that out. It’s a very hard thing to strike that balance throughout two hours and 30 minutes, however many minutes this thing is, for that much time that you’re engaging in a film.”
“So we failed miserably and had a funny first 10 minutes and then a super-boring rest of the movie. But that’s luckily why you have such a long time in post-production, because you can test all these things out and get the very best film that you can.”
Thor: Ragnarok is playing in theaters everywhere while Thor: The Dark World can be watched pretty much anywhere.
In Ragnarok: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
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