First of all, if you don't want to know who the villains in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World are going to be, then I suggest you don't read beyond this point because I'm going to jump right into it.
The title for the Thor sequel was revealed at Comic-Con this last weekend, and many fans wondered and speculated what The Dark World means. I assumed it had something to do with the the story's villain, and it's looking like that might be the case.
In an interview with the site I Review Too, stuntman James Grogan let the cat out of the bag revealing that they would be playing elves in the movie, which leads us to believe the villains in the film will be the Dark Elves. Here's what he had to say...
The other day for example, this is quite random but I was working on Thor 2,” he explains, “I had a load of stunt guys in and the director came in and he said ‘Look, we want you all to be elves,’ and I was like ‘What the hell is an elf anyway?’ and he said ‘I want you all to walk around like these supernatural animals,’ honestly it was the most ridiculous thing ever but you just have to not be self aware and get on with it."
First of all, how does someone not know what an elf is!? Anyway, now that we've established the Dark Elves being in the film, it's safe to assume that Malekith the Accursed will be one of the main villains. After all, he is the leader of the Dark Elves. It would make sense as in the comics Loki and Malekith end up forming an alliance to to secure the Casket of Ancient Winters. Who knows if this will be one of the plot points in the film, but I can see it happening.
What do you think about Malekith the Accursed and the Dark Elves possibly being the villains in the Thor sequel?
Here's some more detailed information on the Dark Elves from wiki:
Dark Elves - The Dark Elves are ruled over by Malekith the Accursed, and the most powerful amongst their ranks was Algrim the Strong. However, Algrim was betrayed by Malekith in a bid to kill Thor. Algrim was dropped into lava and though he survived, he was critically wounded. The Beyonder transformed Algrim into the monstrous Kurse, who seemingly kills Malekith for the betrayal. Years later, Malekith reveals that he survived, and he sets forth an ultimately unsuccessful plot for Hercules to kill Alflyse, the Dark Elf Queen of the Eastern Spires.
The trio of Bitterhand, Wormwood, and Grendell serve Malekith loyally and have attempted to destroy Thor on several occasions, including once while Mjolnir was being reforged
Malekith the Accursed is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. He is ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and has come into conflict with Thor. He once wielded the Casket of Ancient Winters.
Malekith has all the normal attributes of a member of the race of dark elves, although his abilities are as a result of above average development. He possesses a gifted intellect, and superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes.
As a dark elf, Malekith also has the ability to manipulate the forces of magic for a variety of effects, including teleportation, energy projection, physical malleability, flight (by transforming into mist) illusion casting, and the ability to change the shape and appearance of other beings or objects.
Malekith has a vulnerability to iron, which disrupts or cancels his magical spells.
The Casket of Ancient Winters - An Asgardian relic and the greatest weapon of Malekith the Accursed. When opened, it can reproduce the infinite icy cold of Niflheim. Later entrusted to the care of Edwin Jarvis, butler to the Avengers, by Thor. Causes its holder to grow younger gradually.