Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Takes Second Villain Role in 'Thor' Sequel

August 22, 2012
Source: Variety

Algrim the Strong / Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Hot on the heels of news that Kat Dennings would reprise her role as Darcy Lewis in Thor: The Dark World, we have even more casting for the Marvel comic book sequel. Variety reports "Lost" and The Bourne Identity star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has landed a second villain role that will see him playing dual roles (kind of). While Christopher Eccleston is set to play Malekith the Accursed, the G.I. Joe star will play Algrim the Strong, who is coerced into fighting Thor by Malkeith. But the game is changed when he betrays Algrim and leaves him for dead. But that's not the end of this villain's tangle with the Thor.

During the battle, Malekith tries to destroy the Thunder God by ordering the opening of a pitfall into lava under Thor and Algrim. The former saves himself courtesy of Mjolnir, but Algrim falls into the magma with his armor saving his life, but not stopping some critical injury that also leaves him with amnesia and a strong desire to kill Thor. Algrim is later healed by the cosmic entity the Beyonder, who transforms him into the much more powerful being called Kurse, making him twice as strong as Thor. Should make for quite an intense battle. We're not sure how much of this comic mythology will end up on the big screen, but it sounds like Akinnuoye-Agbaje has a pivotal villain role and will give Chris Hemsworth a run for his money. Anyone else want to see him fight Idris Elba as Heimdall in Asgard? That'd be one hell of a fight.

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Not trying to be racist but is he going to have any relation to Heimdall in the story? It would be an interesting twist if they were both brothers in the story...because they are black and let's face it they all have to be one race in a place like Asgard same for that random Asian dude. There can't be any other diversity I simply won't believe it!

JerseyBoy on Aug 22, 2012


No, Algrim is from OZ. At one point in the story Algrim whacks Thor over the head with a can of beans and rapes him. After the war with the italian gods Algrim rises to power and eventually befriends a now fully corrupted Hiemdall. There is a lot more to Algrim, OZ, and the other imprisoned gods, but that would be ruining one of the best TV shows ever. Although that school-play ending was even dumber than as Allfather Querns' reign.

Akirakorn on Aug 22, 2012


it was just as bad as "the wire" having the police fake a serial killer. some shows should quit while they are ahead. but seriously....DON"T FUCK WITH QUERN'S

Kruel on Aug 25, 2012


Two actors from GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

Christopher Goudos on Aug 22, 2012


Thank god that comment came from someone in Jersey. Anywhere else I would have been confused. The "Random Asian Dude" is a pretty prominent character in Norse myth, before he was cast in the movie (he's also an 'Random Asian Dude' in Earth Mightiest Heroes) and though Heimdall isn't black Scourge is usually depicted as a darker skinned god and Hel is often described as black. Lotsa different Gods in Norse myth. They don't have to be brothas.

Rugby on Aug 22, 2012



Crom on Aug 23, 2012


Tsk Ethan, black on black asgardian crime is tearing Asgard apart

mooreworthy on Aug 23, 2012


wasting potential black pantheres

Tyrell Antonio on Aug 23, 2012


Sometimes I think that movie will never happen, shame.

mooreworthy on Aug 24, 2012

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