Christopher Eccleston talks Thor: The Dark World's 'extraordinary' SFX

In issue 212 of Total Film magazine – the Fantasy Issue – we bring you some out-of-this-world exclusives from the biggest, mightiest movies coming your way .

Inside the issue – which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad – we get the inside scoop from Christopher Eccleston on being deadly dark elf Malekith in super-sequel Thor: The Dark World .

You can read the full interview with Eccleston inside the issue, but here’s an exclusive extract in which the former Doctor Who talks about the movie’s incredible sets…

“My first day was in a sequence where the Ark, Malekith’s ship, suicide bombs into Asgard’s main hall. The level of detail in that was just breathtaking and extraordinary.

“But there’s plenty of green-screen too, and I actually enjoy it.

“When I was a kid, before I was an actor, I used to go out into the garden and pretend I was surrounded by spaceships and pretend I was being attacked. It’s just an extension of that. It’s just play.”

Thor: The Dark World opens in the UK on 30 October 2013.

For much more from Eccleston, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, director Alan Taylor and many more, pick up the brand-new issue 212 of Total Film magazine, which is out now.

We focus on the most exciting fantasy movies - including The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug and There And Back Again , Warcraft and many more - taking a close look at Marvel's second Phase II outing, Thor: The Dark World .

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