Thor: The Dark World adds Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Kat Dennings who reprises her role from the first movie (now official) into its casting role. Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Dark Elf warrior Algrim The Strong/Kurse while Kat Dennings returns as the Facebook-bubbly girl Darcy Lewis. More details after the jump.
The addition of Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a delighting news as the actor who is more synonym for his role of Mr. Eko in Lost and was previously the fan favorite for Marvel's Black Panther. With the addition of Kurse, it looks possible that the superhero will pave way for story arc into the movie and potentially to the Marvel Universe itself, depending on how the movie will plays out. We already know that Malekith the Accursed will be featured and Christopher Eccleston has signed up for the deal. If the familiar premise is to be followed, Thor 2 will feature how Malekith will try to steal Casket of Ancient Winters to be used to control the nine realms. So far we still yet to see if Surtur will also be featured in Thor 2.
According to Screen Rant, the character of Kurse can be summarized as:
Algrim was introduced in Thor #347 as the most powerful of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. He suffers terrible injuries after Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston in Thor 2) double-crosses him during a battle with Thor – and re-emerges as Kurse, a powerful warrior with enchanted armor fused to his skin, who is even stronger than the God of Thunder. Kurse also blames Thor for his condition, as he suffers from amnesia brought on by his injuries.
In another related news, Kat Dennings is officially back. There was question whether Dennings will return or not, following initial casting news earlier this year which has almost all the casts from the first movie returning and one notable name missing was Kat Dennings. Like her or not, she will be back and annoys you! (Yeah, I know!)
Thor: The Dark World reunites Chris Hemsworth with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Natalie Portman as the love interest Jane Foster. Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones") is stepping behind the camera for its November 8, 2013 release date.
SOURCES: Screen Rant, Coming Soon