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20Regretted: Christopher Eccleston - Malekith

Christopher Eccleston as Malekith in Thor The Dark World

Getting into character required up to seven hours in the makeup chair every day, an aspect of the job Eccleston had not been informed of.

Before stepping into the role of Malekith, Christopher Eccleston made a mark by playing the lead in the revival of Doctor Who. Eccleston left the production after one season, a choice that resulted in contentious relations with the BBC.

His experience working on Thor: The Dark

World would prove to be equally unpleasant. The actor later confessed that he only took the gig for the paycheck and that he felt mislead by Marvel.

Eccleston summed up his experience working on the film with seven evocative words: “Thor? Just a gun in your mouth.”

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