MCU: 12 Things You Learn Rewatching Thor: The Dark World

12. Malekith Is Still The MCU's Worst Villain

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Ten MCU movies have been released since The Dark World, and Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) still ranks as the absolute worst villain in the entire franchise.

Widely criticised as a generic bore upon release, Malekith only seems even more of a dullard in 2018, where we've recently enjoyed the effortlessly superior likes of Vulture (Michael Keaton) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).

Malekith is a Dark Elf who wants to rule the universe by getting control of the Aether...and that's about it. He has zero personality or charm, he's not especially intimidating, he looks goofy as hell and Eccleston only took the part for the money, by his own admission. It really shows.


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