[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5436:]]Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing the dual role of Algrim The Strong and Kurse in Thor 2, "The Dark World."
Now we get some spoiler specific details about the backstory surrounding Algrim and Kurse for Thor 2.
The HeroComplex interviewed Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and included the following:
Algrim the Strong stands as the most powerful warrior among the title’s fictional race of Dark Elves. He’s compelled to fight Thor (portrayed by Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth in the films) by Elf overlord Malekith, who double-crosses Algrim, resulting in a life-threatening plunge into astro-lava.
However, Algrim survives – albeit wiped of his memory and transformed into a rampaging lava creature possessed of nearly infinite power — and sets out to exact revenge on Thor.
We see this differs in the comics in that it was the Beyonder who created Kurse, with Kurse first attacking the last of the Korbinites, Beta Ray Bill. Probably safe to assume we can now rule out both.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje went on to give some tidbits about Kurse as well.
It’s an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature. He has very animalistic tendencies but with this insatiable and unstoppable power. As an actor, that’s one of the hardest things to embody. You have to realize you are probably the most powerful thing you could imagine. And you have to be that. You can’t pretend, so that when you face Thor, it’s real.
We also just got a batch of Thor 2 spoilers that involved Asgard, the timeline of the movie and on the plot.
Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.
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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.