Thor: The Dark World is one of the least popular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Even Christopher Eccleston, who played the Dark Elf Malekith in the movie, doesn’t seem to have much liked the 2013 MCU outing.
“Working on something like G.I. Joe was horrendous,” Eccleston told the Guardian. “I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And Thor? Just a gun in your mouth. Gone in 60 Seconds was a good experience. Nic Cage is a gentleman and fantastic actor. But G.I. Joe and Thor were… I really paid for being a whore those times.”
Directed by Alan Taylor, Dark World received a mixed critical reception. The movie currently holds a 66-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the site’s lowest critically rated MCU film. Dark World did, however, succeed commercially, earning $644.6 million at the box office. Patty Jenkins, who went on to direct DC’s smash-hit Wonder Woman film, was originally signed on to direct the project before dropping it due to creative differences.
Thor: Ragnarok, the newest installment in the franchise, fared much better with critics and at the box-office. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. The film is available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD.
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