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Thor 2: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Confirmed As Both Kurse & Algrim the Strong

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:48

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2654:]]I'm not exactly sure if this has been confirmed, but it is now.

We've heard in Thor 2: "The Dark World," that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost) will be playing Kurse in the movie.

Kurse is originally a Dark Elf that gets transformed into something much more powerful -  as much as two times stronger than Thor - and is unleashed upon the god of Thunder.

However, previous to him becoming Kurse, in the comic books he is the strongest of the Dark Elves known as Algrim The Strong.

Now we have confirmation that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing both the characters.

HitFix received an e-mail request for an interview with the actor, with the information included that he will be playing both characters in Thor 2.

As we previously put forth back in August, HitFix also put it forth that it might signal a possible appearance by the Beyonder, as in the comic books the Beyonder is responsible for transforming Algrim the Strong into Kurse and setting Kurse upon Thor.

The Beyonder could actually work in the movie as it's been said that he's a living Cosmic Cube, and of course we know that the Cube has been featured heavily in the Marvel Studios Phase One Movies.

Another interesting aspect of the Kurse role is that in the comic books when Kurse was set to take on Thor -- he first encountered none other than Beta Ray Bill.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4992:]]Of course, Alan Taylor might be skipping all the Beyonder stuff, and instead, use the fire demon Surtur (thought to have been seen in set pics; see left) as the being behind the transformation of Algrim the Strong to Kurse.

What exact role Kurse plays in Thor 2 remains to be seen.

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, and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.


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.