'Thor' Sequel Has Its Villain... Played By a Former 'Doctor Who' Star

Thor, meet the Doctor.

Not long ago, at SDCC, it was announced that the sequel to "Thor" would be given the full title "Thor: The Dark World." That meant some fairly easy speculation as to the movie's villain: Malekith is the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, making him a good bet.

Sure enough, Malekith has been confirmed as the villain for "Thor: The Dark World." Not only that, but we know who's going to play him: Christopher Eccleston, who took up the mantle of the Doctor when "Doctor Who" was rebooted in 2005, will be playing the villainous ruler.

Malekith's goal in the movie will probably be pretty straightforward: defeat and rule over all nine realms of Asgard, the otherworldly setting for "Thor" that is based on Norse mythology.

However, things might get tricky for Thor and Odin, who will be played by returning stars Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins respectively, as the movie will take place shortly after the events of "The Avengers," which has Thor returning with his brother Loki to Asgard. Tom Hiddleston will return in a major role as Loki, and Natalie Portman will appear in the movie as well.

It makes sense that Eccleston would end up in the "Thor" universe, doesn't it? After all, they both do a lot of that time and space stuff.