Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Will Play Algrim The Strong/Kurse In 'Thor: The Dark World'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 22, 2012 at 5:31PM

While his lengthy, syllable-heavy name likely means he one tossed around the household with ease anytime soon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is likely too busy impressing the hell out of audiences to care. Perhaps best known for playing Adebisi on "Oz" and Mr. Eko on "Lost," the actor is now gearing up to bring his commanding presence to one of next year's biggest movies.
2
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Kurse

While his lengthy, syllable-heavy name likely means he one tossed around the household with ease anytime soon, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is likely too busy impressing the hell out of audiences to care. Perhaps best known for playing Adebisi on "Oz" and Mr. Eko on "Lost," the actor is now gearing up to bring his commanding presence to one of next year's biggest movies.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje has snared the dual role of Algrim The Strong/Kurse in "Thor: The Dark World." One of the most powerful of the Dark Elves, in the comics, Algrim is tricked by Malekith into fighting Thor, but surives an attempt by the villain to kill them both. Malekith then decides to take advantage of Algrim's amnesia and refashions him into Kurse, a being who is two times as strong as Thor. Adding to his skills are his various supernatural powers thanks to being an elf, as well as having a sentient suit of armor that is practically a being unto itself. However, his weakness is iron. So, yes, Akinnoye-Agbaje has the stature and command to pull his off handsomely.

The actor joins a growing roster that includes new faces and old such as Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, Kat Dennings and Christopher Eccleston. Production is underway with Alan Taylor at the helm, and it will land on November 8, 2013. [Variety]

This article is related to: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Thor: The Dark World


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates