Actor Christopher Eccleston has criticised Marvel for being dishonest about his role in Thor: The Dark World.
The second Thor film may feel like a lifetime ago, having been released in 2013, but the actor behind the film’s villain, Christopher Eccleston, is still a little miffed about the filming process, telling The Graham Norton Show (via Digital Spy) that Marvel weren’t honest with him about what the part would entail:
“The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours. 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 makeup. So yeah, that was not my finest moment.”
Eccleston also told Norton that money was a motivating factor behind his decision to take the role of Malekith but that he regretted it once he was stuck in the make-up chair.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Taika Waititi as Korg, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Rachel House as Topaz, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg and Zachary Levi as Fandral.