Thor: The Dark World hits theaters tomorrow taking us away from Earth into other Realms where magic and science meet. This movie other than having the regular cast members has a new addition in Rogues gallery who is leader of Dark Elves Malekith played by Christopher Eccleston.
Malekith was introduced in Marvel comics during Walt Simonson’s run on The Mighty Thor in the 80s. Malekith is master of Dark Magic, probably the same magic that brought Thor on Earth in Avengers. He is fueled with revenge and wants to bring Asgard down due to an ancient rivalry and because of Thor’s affection for Earth, he threatened Midgard as well.
In his first encounter with Thor he formed an alliance between enemies of Asgard and unleashed Casket of Ancient Winters. With Malekith’s introduction again in regular Marvel Universe and Thor movie tie in books it is clear that he is more ruthless than usual with killing and slaughtering his way through all the realms. He is darker than ever and looks even angrier. His followers of Dark Elf army will kill and die on his commands.
At a point in comics he had alliance with Loki to bring back Surter. Bringing Malekith excites a lot of fans because we might get to see Surter the legendary fire demon lord in Thor threequel.
Surter or not Malekith is one powerful villain and an excellent addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll have to wait for few more days to watch him on big screen.
When Avengers Arena was first introduced in Marvel Now! a lot of fans didn’t show any interest in it, although I decided to give it a chance. Nothing can be as good to read favorite Runaways and Avengers academy characters Nico, Chase, X-23, Mettle, Hazmat and Reptil all locked into a death match in the fashion similar to the Hunger Games/Battle Royale. A starting speculation was that most of the characters are just brought in to be killed in cheap fashion only to be removed from the continuity. As the series progressed and after some character death including Darkhawk, Juston, and Nico, I realized that the series is so well written.
Each issue has something that is lacking in the other books that are currently out there, real risk. I have never been this thrilled for a comic book in a long time. The last time is probably back when X-men: Second Coming is out. This is one series that you should buy trade paperback of.
Avengers Arena goes on with giving character development to a lot of characters, forming future storylines and introducing new fan favs. This series is worth reading for once. Just check it out.
According to a source they’ve cast Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sin; whom is known in the comics as the young adoptive daughter of Dinah Lance.
Her character will be “Sin,” the Gail Simone creation who first appeared in Birds Of Prey #92 back in 1999. Obviously, this version of the character is older than her comic book counterpart.
As you can tell, Bex is neither a child, nor a young asian girl. And on top of that is apparently has no scenes so far with Laurel. I get that they’ve aged her up but if Arrow really wanted a runaway youth, couldn’t they have gone with Mia, who makes ten times more sense than this.
Anyways Bex Taylor-Klaus will appear in the third and fourth episodes of the new season, and we know so far that her scenes also involve Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper. Lets wait and watch for more details.