British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s career really took off after he appeared in JJ Abrams hit TV series Lost as Mr Eko. Although his character didn’t last long (the actor was not willing to move to Hawaii to film), he did make quite an impact. Agbaje then went on to appear in big films such as G.I Joe: Rise of the Cobra, The Thing, Killer Elite, Faster and Best Laid Plans. He will also be seen in Stallone’s new film, Bullet to the Head.
However, the actor has just signed up to what could prove to be his biggest role yet, as one of the villains in director Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!
Per Variety, Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be pulling double duty in Thor 2 as he’ll be playing two versions of the same character. In the comics, Malekith coerces Algrim into battling Thor, only to be betrayed and injured by Malekith. Algrim then heals and is transformed into an even more powerful being called Kurse, who is said to be twice as strong as Thor.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, and not only does he already have to compete with Loki (played by a returning Tom Hiddleston), but he will also have to do battle with Christopher Eccleston’s villain Malekith The Accursed, ruler of the Dark Elves. Agbaje will play the most powerful of the Dark Elves, Algrim The Strong, before being transformed into Kurse.
Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Stellan Skarsgard are all returning, and it was also announced earlier this week that Kat Dennings will also return. Rene Russo has also joined the cast.
Thor: The Dark World is expected to arrive on 8th November 2013.
By Matt Wavish