Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje Thor 21 Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje Joins The Cast Of Thor: The Dark World

Variety bring word that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the latest addition to the cast of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse. 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. Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s credits include the television series’ ‘Lost’ and ‘Oz,’ plus ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,’ ‘The Bourne Identity,’ ‘The Thing,’ and ‘Killer Elite’ on the big screen. He will be seen next in ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ and ‘Bullet to the Head.’

In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanobu Asano, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman will also reprise their roles from the first film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril and Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed. Alan Taylor, an accomplished TV director whose credits include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Nurse Jackie,’ takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first ‘Thor’ film. Don Payne, who co-wrote the first film, penned the original draft with Robert Rodat doing the most recent polish. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for a November 8th, 2013 release.