The thesp will be taking on two roles in the film as Algrim the Strong and Kurse. In the comics, Algrim is a powerful dark elf that is manipulated by the villainous Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) to fight Thor. After being wounded in battle, Algrim is healed and transformed into the even more powerful Kurse. Chris Hemsworth will return in the titular with Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings also returning.
Kevin Feige and Ari Arad will produce.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known for his television roles as Mr. Eko in “Lost” and Simon Adebisi in “Oz”. He has also starred in the recent films “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, “Killer Elite” and “The Thing”. He will next star in the Sylvester Stallone-led “Bullet To The Head” and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete”.
He is repped by APA and Conway Van Gelder.