KAT's Back for THOR 2; Akinnuoye-Agbaje Joins Too
On the heels of news Kat Dennings will return for the Thor sequel, The Dark World (see right below), Variety reports Wednesday afternoon Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ) has joined the cast as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Kurse and Algrim.According to Marvel.com, "The being called Kurse was originally Algrim the Strong, one of the Dark Elves of the extra dimensional realm of Svartalfheim who served the Dark Elves' ruler, Malekith the Accursed." Malekith betrayed Algrim in a plot to kill Thor, and Algrim emerged from a lake of molten lava amnesiac but with a thirst for vengeance against Thor.
Malekith will be played by another G.I. Joe vet, actor Christopher Eccleston. Entertainment Weekly reports that the character will be featured in a "multi-episode arc" in the series, starting around episoe six. According to the character description, "Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organized crime empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow." Arrow is scheduled to debut on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Last week, Torchwood actor John Barrowman was cast in an as-yet unrevealed role on the series. More KICK-ASS 2 Casting Actress Lindy Booth is reportedly in talks to play Night Bitch in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, according to the Hollywood Reporter. If signed she will join original cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, along with newcomers Donald Faison and John Leguizamo, among others. "Night Bitch is one of the new heroes -- none of which has any actual powers -- inspired by antics of Kick-Ass and joins a team called Justice Forever, reports THR. "They quickly get in over their heads when an organized crime group they're antagonizing wants payback." Both THR and Deadline report the production has approached Jim Carrey (apparently a fan of the original and its director Matthew Vaughn) to play a supporting/cameo role, The Colonel, who helps form Justice Forever, but chances appear to be remote he accepts the part. The sequel — directed by Jeff Wadlow - beings shooting next month in New York and Toronto. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!