Doctor Who Star
For New Thor Movie
Following the success of the 2011 movie Thor, a sequel entitled Thor: The Dark World is in the works and is expected to feature a new villain. According to The Hollywood Reporter, British actor Christopher Eccleston is "in final negotiations" to take on the role.
Eccleston is best known in the U.K. for playing Doctor Who in the BBC series of the same name in 2005. He has since starred in several U.S. TV shows and films, including Heroes and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. If he does land the Thor role, Eccleston will star opposite Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor himself. Stellan Skarsgard and Anthony Hopkins will also return for the sequel, which is set to begin filming this summer.
Although Christopher only starred in one series of Doctor Who, it had a big effect on his career as the series has a huge fan base both in the U.K. and worldwide. Other stars who have played the Doctor have also gone on to impressive achievements, including Christopher's successor David Tennant, who filled the role for five years. He has since starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Hamlet and appeared in films such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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