Lost and G.I. Joe actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World in a dual role.
Variety reports that Akinnuoye-Agbaje — perhaps best known to IGN readers for his roles as Mr. Eko and Heavy Duty in Lost and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, respectively — has been cast as Kurse and Algrim in the Alan Taylor-directed sequel. His other credits include Oz, The Thing, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and next year’s Bullet to the Head.
The character of Kurse began as a Dark Elf named Algrim the Strong until he was transformed into the even more powerful Kurse. Algrim had been sent by Malekith the Accursed (to be played in the film by Christopher Eccleston, who played Destro opposite Akinnuoye-Agbaje in G.I. Joe) to destroy Thor.
(SPOILER: In the comics, Kurse later turns on Malekith and destroys him, but we don’t know yet if the movie will keep that part of their story.)
In addition to the Marvel comics, Kurse has also appeared in the direct-to-video animated movie Thor: Tales of Asgard and in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
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