It looks like the sequel to Marvel’s blockbuster comic book movie Thor just got a little more colorful. Character actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (of Lost fame) is joining a cast, which already includes Idris Elba, in a villainous role. Thor: The Dark World is expected to arrive in theaters next fall. Variety reports:
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 Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Disney and Marvel Studios have set the second “Thor” for a Nov. 8, 2013, release with Alan Taylor directing. Chris Hemsworth will again don the armor as the Norse god, with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo and Kat Dennings reprising their roles. Christopher Eccleston will play primary villain Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim.
In the comicbooks, Algrim the Strong was the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, who is coerced by Malekith to fight Thor. After he’s betrayed by Malekith and injured during a battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into a much more powerful being called Kurse, who is twice as a strong as Thor.
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