About four months ago, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’, ‘The Thing’, and ‘Lost’ actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje joined the cast of ‘Thor: The Dark World’. He was set to join Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Christopher Eccleston’s Malektih the Accursed in terrorizing the God of Thunder in not one, but two roles as Algrim the Strong and Kurse. Little was known about his roles at the time of casting, but now that filming has been going on for some time in England, there’s a little more to say.
At HBO’s Golden Globes party over the weekend, Akinnuoye-Agbaje stopped to talk to MTV about his stint in the Marvel Cinematic Universe against the Asgardian Avenger. He spoke at length about his characters’ looks, the process he went though to get into costume, and all the fights that he participated in. For the whole interview, check out the video below:
One of the most interesting things that came up is the following quote:
“As we speak, [Marvel and I] are talking about [playing in another Marvel movie]. Obviously, Marvel is a great family that I’m happy to be working with. We had a great time on ‘Thor: The Dark World’. I loved to continue that relationship.”
Most reports are indicating that the actor could be in line to star in an upcoming Marvel movie, potentially an adaptation of ‘Black Panther’, however, it’s more likely that he may be in talks to appear as Algrim or Kurse again. I don’t think Marvel will cast one of their actors in another role if they have one already in the cinematic universe. Replacing actors such as Josh Dallas or Terrence Howard is one thing, but I don’t think they’ll give a role to someone already in the mythology.
Are you excited to see Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in ‘Thor: The Dark World’? Do you think Marvel would really cast him as the Black Panther when the time comes for the hero to finally appear on the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Thor: The Dark World’, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Zachary Levi, and Anthony Hopkins, is scheduled to hit theaters on November 8, 2013.