Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who many remember from his role on Lost, has been cast to play one of the lead villains in the upcoming Thor 2: Dark World Boogaloo.
In Thor: The Dark World, Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play the dual role of Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Kurse (Algrim) is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears as the Dark Elf Algrim the Strong in Thor #347 (Sep. 1984), is transformed into Kurse in Secret Wars II #4 (Oct. 1985) and was created by Walter Simonson.
Kurse was originally the most powerful of a race of Dark Elves, and was known as Algrim the Strong. He is coerced by the Dark Elf ruler Malekith the Accursed to fight the Asgardian God of Thunder and superhero, Thor. Malekith, however, betrays Algrim while he is fighting Thor, and in a bid to destroy the Thunder God orders that a pitfall beneath the two be opened. Thor saves himself courtesy of his mystical hammer Mjolnir, while Algrim falls into lava. Algrim’s enchanted armor saves his life, but he is still critically injured and develops amnesia from the shock.
And the origin story goes on…
It will be interesting to see if this plot plays out as originally portrayed in the comics, or if Marvel Studios and Disney rework the character into being something more tragic with a hint of redemption.
Thor: The Dark World is scheduled for a November 08, 2013 release.