Christopher Eccleston Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD, the Humor, Preparing for the Role, the Makeup, and More

     November 11, 2013


With director Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World now playing around the world, I recently got to interview the cast and filmmakers in London.  As most of you know, Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, who reluctantly teams up with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to fight off the villainous dark elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).  The film also stars Natalie PortmanStellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.

During my video interview with Eccleston, he talked about the film’s humor, if he was a fan of the Marvel movies before getting the role, when he found out he’d have to wear a lot of makeup, and more.  In addition, he talked about recently getting to work with Terence Stamp and Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers.  Hit the jump to watch.

If you missed my video interview with Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Kevin Feige, Kat Dennings, Tom Hiddleston, or director Alan Taylor, click the links to watch.

Christopher Eccleston:

  • Talks about working with Terence Stamp.
  • Talks about the film has a lot of humor and he was excited for the part.
  • Was he a fan of the Marvel movies before getting the role?
  • How they never told him the role would require makeup.
  • Was it an immediate yes when he was offered Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers?


  • jeiej

    Isn’t there more to the video? Why did you stop right there?

  • Ridley Crowe

    Yes…Certainly…Alright…Now go cameo in The Day of the Doctor.

  • Leo Spaceman

    He seems like a good person, but his role seemed pretty underwhelming. It really could have been anybody and know one would have really minded because you didn’t see his real face and he barely spoke English. It could have been anyone.

    Still Thor TDW was an amazing movie. It hit everything perfectly. Great writing, visual, and acting and incredibly Funny with one of the best Avenger cameos I’ve seen. It also felt a lot like Star Wars at one point, but the big thing that got me was how they pulled off the scale of it with the entire movie feeling very whole and well developed.