LOST’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Lands Villain Role in THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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Mr. Eko is heading to Asgard.  Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of the sequel Thor: The Dark World as one of the film’s villains.  Christopher Eccelston is already set to play the film’s primary baddie, Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves, and Tom Hiddleston is also set to return as the meddlesome Loki.  Now Variety reports that Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong, a character from the comics who was the most powerful among the Dark Elves.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known for playing Mr. Eko on ABC’s Lost.  The fan-favorite character only lasted a short while, as the actor was unhappy with having to move to Hawaii for the production and asked to be written off the show. For more on the Algrim character, and how he figures into Thor: The Dark World, hit the jump.  Beware, possible minor spoilers for the Marvel sequel follow. 

marvel-kurse-thorPer 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.

So it appears that Chris Hemsworth is gonna have his hands full in the Thor follow-up.  Production is getting underway imminently in London, and we recently reported that Kat Dennings will be returning alongside Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard and Rene RussoThor: The Dark World opens on November 8th, 2013.




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  • T. Van

    This is not a “minor spoiler” for anyone who has already read the characters’ profiles on Wikipedia, it’s pretty major. Unless this is a red herring, it now doesn’t take much to see what Marvel’s *entire* focus will be during Phase 2. Even still; this is great casting news for Thor 2, and certain inferences based on this character’s presence makes me even more interested in how Phase 2 is going to play out.

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  • nom79

    Good news but we lost a great candidate for Black Panther. *sigh*

  • Masshuu il Thulcandra

    WOW! @ BIG black males! Really, Mister Eko was along with AnaLucia my favorites right after kickass Kate before they wimped her down.
    This is going to be another 2-3 hour movie to fit everyone in it. Still have to have room for Nick Fury’s cameo as well. I’m definitely getting excited!

  • Alex

    Adebisi > Mr. Eko

  • Alex

    While Adewale was great as Mr. Eko, he should always be remembered as one of the greatest characters from Oz… Adebisi

    • BeanBag

      I miss that little hat.

  • Adam Shitwood

    How is it necessary for a Thor article to mention that Mr. Eko died on Lost after a short while? If someone hasn’t seen the series yet, you’re ruining something. If they already have, the information is redundant.

    • Adam Shitwood

      Got two errors regarding wrong security codes. When it finally worked, the comment got posted three times.

  • Adam Shitwood

    How is it necessary for a Thor article to mention that Mr. Eko died on Lost after a short while? If someone hasn\’t seen the series yet, you\’re ruining something. If they already have, the information is redundant.

  • Adam Shitwood

    How is it necessary for a Thor article to mention that Mr. Eko died on Lost after a short while? If someone hasn\\\’t seen the series yet, you\\\’re ruining something. If they already have, the information is redundant.

  • Dave

    but how can it be a black man insn’t it set in norse mythology blah blah blah shoot me :)

  • Dave

    but how can it be a black man insn\’t it set in norse mythology blah blah blah shoot me :)

    • SteveGus

      It’s called >Dark< world for a reason

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  • Filmjoe

    Looking forward to seeing this movie and seeing actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in this movie…. he is a great actor!

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