Christopher Eccleston stars in Thor: The Dark World as Dark Elf ruler Malekith the Accursed, whose villainous revenge mission forces Thor and Loki to work together in order to defend both Asgard and Earth.
When Digital Spy sat down with Eccleston and director Alan Taylor to discuss Malekith's character, the conversation took an intriguing turn as the pair joked (we think) about the quantity of Dark Elf sex scenes that had ultimately been left on the cutting room floor.
Eccleston also spoke about the development of Malekith's character, while Taylor discussed how his experience on HBO's Game of Thrones influenced his directing here.
"It was very important to Alan and myself that the character had some sense of history," Eccleston explained, "because Anthony Hopkins playing Odin brings a lot of gravitas and a sense of history".
Later, Taylor confirmed that Joss Whedon did a pass on the script, which was still being written well into the production schedule.
"Our script was a living thing, in flux throughout production, and til about 20 minutes ago," Taylor joked. "Joss was airlifted in at one critical point, much to my relief, and did a pass on a couple of scenes and then was airlifted out again."
Sounds like this was a damn mess from start to finish.