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More Villains for Thor 2

Dual Roles

By Robert T. Trate     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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Wiseguy 8/22/2012 5:35:39 PM

The more announcements the more excited I get for this movie.

Adewale wasn't right for Black Panther, the role he was trying to get a couple of years back, too old

 

RodThunderBalls 8/22/2012 6:32:02 PM

bleh, but I'll still probably watch it on the principle that it's a comic book movie and hopes that it's better than the first movie.

goirish83 8/22/2012 7:12:38 PM

Great choice, he was a badass in "OZ".

Hookedonavengers2012 8/22/2012 11:40:28 PM

 Your right wise, each announcement keeps getting better! :) Knock on wood so we dont jinx it! lol 

reek 8/22/2012 11:52:20 PM

 Sounds like they're going almost pure fantasy with this one.  While I have reservations (there have been so truly few great fantasy movies) I think it may be a smart move to help keep Thor's stand alone movies distinct from the other Marvel movies.  As for the casting, i don't know much about Kurse but I like Triple A (yeah, I'm callin' him that now, dude's name is too long to type) on Lost.  He can certainly do intensity.

DarthoftheDead 8/23/2012 4:23:06 AM

 Bring it on, lol, the more the merrier I always say...

Dazzler 8/23/2012 4:47:21 AM

No reason for a dual role however.  Should be two actors/characters.  Oh well Kurse is a good challenge for them.  Probably trying to save $$$

Wiseguy 8/23/2012 5:27:17 AM

I think it makes perfect for him to play both roles, it's the same guy afterall.

DarthBob 8/23/2012 6:24:04 AM

In the comics the Beyonder transforms Algrim into Kurse so I wonder how they'll handle that here?  Maybe Thanos will be the substitute for the Beyonder?  Could open up the way to introduce both Hela and Death as well.  This is starting to shape up nicely!

Mangar 8/23/2012 7:14:38 AM

Maybe they will finally explain how he kept that little cap on his head during OZ!  What a mystery!

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