‘Thor: The Dark World’ Clip: Rise and Shine, Malekith

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After grappling with Loki in Thor and The Avengers, the Asgardian prince will face an entirely new threat in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World. His name is Malekith the Accursed, he’s the leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, and he’s determined to take over the Nine Realms.

The latest clip shows the character, played by Doctor Who alum Christopher Eccleston, rolling out of bed and getting ready to start the day. But since he’s an otherworldly Marvel supervillain, his morning routine looks much grander and more sinister than yours probably does. Check it out after the jump.

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Terence Stamp stars as a cranky pensioner who joins a choir to please his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave). Initially, he’s irritated by the wacky ways of conductor Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton), but under her guidance he eventually comes to discover a new side of himself. Christopher Eccleston also stars. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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First Look: The Cast of GI Joe [High Res]

Update: We’ve updated this story with high resolution photos that Paramount sent us.

Paramount has released photos of the cast of Stephen Sommer’s live-action G.I. Joe movie.

Destro

Chris Eccleston as James McCullen Destro XXIV. McCullen’s Military Armaments Research System is the largest manufacturer of state-of-the-art weaponry, providing high-tech arms to any side able to meet his price and will incite war where it does not exist. Unfortunately the character photo was taken before McCullen’s face was disfigured, and covered by A swarm of nano-mites, giving him the iconic metallic mask, which allows the Cobra Commamder to control his mind. I think it would have been much cooler to show what Destro looks like in the mask. This photo is just a lame photo of a business man standing in-front of a vault that reads “MARS”.

Storm Shadow

Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow, the white ninja a henchman and adversary for Snake Eyes. Throughout their history, the duo have been everything to one another from the bitterest of enemies, to the most loyal of friends (and blood brothers) who would fight and die for one another. He is the only member of the team to change sides several times, conflicted in loyalties between Cobra, G.I. Joe and his long relationship with his swordbrother Snake-Eyes.

Heavy Duty

Former Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty, who serves as the G.I. Joe Team’s heavy ordnance specialist with a passion for classical guitars and Bach. He is described as being unafraid of any situation despite heavy enemy fire.

Breaker

Saïd Taghmaoui as Breaker, the team’s original communications officer who has a habit of chewing bubblegum in any situation. He is also familiar with practically every bit of communication gear on the planet.

The Baroness

Sienna Miller as The Baroness. Baroness serves as the COBRA Organization’s intelligence officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander. In both comic and cartoon incarnations, the ruthless femme fatale has had romantic relationships with Destro.

General Hawk

Dennis Quaid as General Hawk. He looks anything but tough, and the opposite of cool.

Duke

Channing Tatum as Duke, a First Sergeant and field commander who is second-in-command of the G.I. Joe Team after Hawk. At least his body armor looks cool.

Ripcord

Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, ranked Sergeant, an Airborne and demolition specialist of the G.I. Joe Team.

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

Ray Park as Snake Eyes, one of the original members of the GI Joe series. Hasbro has released over 30 figures of the character since his debut in 1982. Not much is known about the ninja master’s real identity, as it has remained classified throughout the series. The U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (E-7) is known for his stealth like movements and extensive knowledge of multiple forms of martial arts. Snake-Eyes is romantically involved with fellow G.I. Joe member Master Sergeant Shana M. O’Hara, a.k.a. Scarlett.

Scarlett

Rachel Nichols as Scarlett. Ranked Master Sergeant, red-headed Scarlett is the first female character in the GI Joe action figure line. Her weapon of choice is the crossbow (pictured in the promo photo), and her specialty is counter intelligence.

G.I. Joe hits theaters on August 7th 2009.

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GI Joe: Destro Gets Recast

A bunch of websites are reporting that the live-action GI Joe movie starts shooting today, but that’s actually not the case. The film begins shooting on Wednesday.

And now IESB is reporting that unforeseen VISA problems will prevent David Murray from playing the villainous Destro. The studio found a quick last minute replacement (which is always a good sign for any movie production): Chris Eccleston, a British actor best known for playing Dr. Who and in America as Claude (the Invisible Man) on the NBC television series Heroes.

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