New Thor: Dark World casting adds another villain, brings back Kat Dennings and more

In this time of post-Avengers, fans are eagerly anticipating Phase 2 of Marvel’s movie plans. Since a lot of details have already been discussed and ironed out for Iron Man 3 (no pun intended), eyes have shifted to the next release after it, Thor: Dark World. There has been a decent amount of casting rumors going around, so hopefully we can help satiate your hunger for information.

First up, Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis) is confirmed to be reprising her role as the comedic sidekick to Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). Other actors that are also returning are Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Rene Russo (Frigga), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Stellen Skarsgard (Dr. Selvig) and Ray Stevenson (Volstagg). Come to think of it, that’s practically the entire main cast from the first film, which is a good thing.


There is a change though. Fandral, one of the Warriors Three was played by Joshua Dallas in the first film. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, and Zachary Levi will fill the role. The interesting part here is that Levi was cast as Fandral for the first movie, but could not do it because filming for Chuck coincided with Thor filming. As a result, Joshua Dallas took the role. Oh how the tables have turned. Although I do like Dallas as Fandral, because he looks the part. I think it will be weird with Levi as that character, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith the Accursed as the main villain in Dark World. In a panel at the recent Star Trek: Las Vegas convention, Alice Krige announced that she will have a small, unrecognizable role in the upcoming film as well. Her character is undisclosed at the moment, but there is speculation that she will play Queen Alflyse of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. Alflyse is married to Malekith, whom is the ruler of the Dark Elves.


The final newest addition is Mr. Eko himself, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. He will take on the role of Algrim the Strong, who later becomes Kurse. Because Algrim was the most powerful of the Dark Elves, Malekith convinces him to do battle with Thor. While fighting, Malekith comes in and betrays Algrim in an attempt to destoy Thor. Algrim later comes back as Kurse, but that story is for another time.

With the exception of Zachary Levi, I think all the additions that were made will make Dark World an even better film than the first. I’m also quite interested to see how Game of Thrones director, Alan Taylor does as well. Now that we have a bit more insight on the upcoming film, unless there are any other changes or additions, we just need the movie to release so we can see it.

Thor: Dark World hits theaters on November 8, 2013.

Source: Variety, Deadline

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