Variety reports that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje—best known for playing Adebsei on Oz and Mr. Eko on Lost—has been cast in Thor: The Dark World, probably because it was so much fun watching all those idiots pissing and moaning about how political correctness was ruining the ethnic purity of Norse mythology when it was announced that Idris Elba would be in the first movie. Akinnuoye-Agabje will play Dark Elf Algrim the Strong, assistant villain to the Dark Elf ruler, Melekith the Accursed, who will be played by former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston. Both characters were created by Walter Simonson during his run on the Marvel comic book in the 1980s, a period near and dear to the hearts of those who prefer their Norse mythology filtered through the House of Ideas.
The cast also includes Star Trek’s Borg Queen, Alice Krige, as well as most of the principals of the original, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, and Kat Dennings—whose wisecracking-sidekick-to-the-hero’s-girlfriend role has reportedly been expanded, in recognition of her raised profile as the star of one TV's most popular bad sitcoms, 2 Broke Girls. The sequel is being directed by Alan Taylor, who hasn’t made a feature film since 2003’s Kill The Poor, although he has built up an impressive portfolio of TV work by directing episodes of Mad Men, The Sopranos, and Game Of Thrones.
Submit your Newswire tips here.