More Villains for Thor 2 (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Source: Comic Book Movie.com

As filming takes place overseas in London, a surprising new addition to the ensemble cast of Marvel Studios' Alan Taylor-helmed Thor: The Dark World has been revealed. According to Variety, British G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the anticipated sequel in an even more surprising villain role. 
 
“Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Kurse and Algrim.” 
 
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who's celebrating his 45th birthday today, is best known for his role on the television series Lost and Oz, as well The Mummy Returns and The Bourne Identity movie. And according to Marvel.com, his character, Kurse, was originally Algrim the Strong, one of the Dark Elves of the extra dimensional realm of Svartalfheim who served the Dark Elves' ruler, Malekith the Accursed.
 
Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers. 
 
“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay written by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, 
 
“Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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