Is Alice Krige Queen of the Dark Elves in ‘Thor: The Dark World’?

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alice krige thor dark world Is Alice Krige Queen of the Dark Elves in Thor: The Dark World?

As strange as it may sound, Alice Krige as the nameless Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact was (let’s face it) responsible for many a young Trekkie’s sexual awakening. The 58-year old South African actress may reign over another realm of geekdom in the upcoming Marvel sequel, Thor: The Dark World.

Filming on The Dark World gets underway later this month, but the only major new casting announcement to date has been for ex-Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed (not counting Zachary Levi replacing Josh Dallas as Fandral). But every ruler needs his queen, so it stands to reason that Krige could be portraying Alflyse, the Queen of the Dark Elves and the Svartalfheim realm in Thor’s second standalone adventure.

The actress describes her role in Thor 2 as a minor one, and told those at this year’s Star Trek: Las Vegas convention that she won’t be altogether recognizable in the film. Alflyse certainly fits that bill, given her Dark Elf-ish blue-skin and dark hair (among other qualities). The character appeared in a Hercules-Thor comic book crossover storyline, where Hercules disguises himself as the God of Thunder to confront the Elves at Alflyse’s castle. Herc’s plan doesn’t exactly go the way he expected as he ends up bedding Alflyse, being appointed her husband (as well as the new King of Svartalfheim), and leading an invasion of Midgard and Asgard. Thor manages to sort the whole thing out, thanks to a heads-up from the Warriors Three.

Thor: The Dark World obviously won’t take that route, though it’s easy to imagine Alflyse playing a role similar to Frigga’s (Rene Russo) in the first Thor – as a confidante (with benefits?) to Malekith, who’s most likely going after the Casket of Ancient Winters in the sequel.

alice krige alflyse thor dark world Is Alice Krige Queen of the Dark Elves in Thor: The Dark World?

Alflyse, Queen of the Dark Elves and Svartalfheim

Krige’s career extends well beyond her work on the Star Trek franchise, with roles in Chariots of Fire, Ghost Story, and Sleepwalkers to her name; not to mention, the Children of Dune and Dinotopia mini-series, along with stints on acclaimed HBO TV shows Six Feet Under and Deadwood. That’s all to say, she’s another welcome (and highly-regarded) addition to the cast of The Dark World – which also includes returning folk like Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba, of course.

Alan Taylor is directing Thor: The Dark World, after a prolific tenure contributing to an eclectic collection of cable shows, including Oz, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones. Taylor’s successful efforts in bringing George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy tome to gritty life has us excited to see whether he brings a similarly coarse and tangible version of the Nine Realms to the big screen.

Look for Thor: The Dark World to opens in U.S. theaters on November 8th, 2013.


Source: Alice Krige [via CBM]


TAGS: Thor, Thor 2
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  1. The weirdest sexual attraction in the world, but it remains nonetheless.

    • But would you be compatible? She’s probably got a USB port, or even worse a Micro SD slot!!

      • I’d have to find a way to adapt.

        Resistance is indeed, futile.

        • I won’t even get into the possibilities of the four port hub.

  2. Feel sorry for Alice Krige, no one remembers anything else she’s done really. Every time there’s anything written about her or an article she’s in, she’s always referred to as the Borg Queen!

    • Hehe, then I must be a bad Star Trek fan. I didn’t even realize she was the Borg Queen. The only think I personally remember her from is Children of Dune.

      • Ohhhh not me!!!! I thought she was very sexually attractive in sleepwalkers!!!!

  3. Honestly, I’m more interested in who they’ll get to play the Enchantress or Hela… if either of those two will even be in the movie.

    • I don’t think she’ll be in this which would suck because I was really looking forward to seeing her on the big screen.

    • While I would like The Enchantress and Hela, considering the already rumored cast; Surtur, Malekith, Loki, Valkries, Dark Elves, Light Elves. Adding yet another thread to the story might be too much.

      • Key word: “rumored” – even though Malekith and the dark elves were pretty much confirmed by the casting of Ecclestonwe, we don’t know that Surtur, the Valkries or the Light Elves will be involved yet.
        I’m starting to think they’ll hold off on Surtur until Thor 3…

        • Actually, based on that casting call I’m fairly sure we will be seeing both the Valkries and Light Elves. The only guess is Surtur but you need to have him in there somewhere so if he stars in #3 he will have already been released (the plot may revolve around releasing him and accessing the vault)

  4. Seems kinda old for the part

  5. She’s 10 years older than Christopher Eccleston, but she looks younger than him.

    Good genes I guess.

    But it won’t really matter since both will be wearing tons of creature makeup.

  6. their will have dark elves,light elves,surtu,hela will be in thor:the darl world and their will make-up cgi,computer graphie and king ,queen dark elves wil be in thor:the dark world and their wiil try to take over asard,earth in thor sequels.

  7. “Are you familiar with physical forms of pleasure?”