Back in 2009 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje said he had been talking with Marvel about taking up the role of Black Panther in a movie. It never happened, and now, I think it’s less likely than ever, because while the studio have given him a role in one of their pictures, it’s certainly not that one.
Instead, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has won a leading, villainous role in Thor: The Dark World.
Variety say he will be:
playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse
Which you might argue misunderstands the relationship between Algrim and Kurse. Would we call Annakin Skywalker and Darth Vader dual roles?
Now, does the inclusion of Kurse in the new Thor mean we can expect to see The Beyonder, the comics’ very cosmic gestalt entity that transitioned the wounded Algrim to this other, incredibly powerful state?
I guess the question is, how absolutely far-out will the next wave of Marvel movies actually be going, I wonder?
We’ll get some grounding, anyhow, from more Darcy Lewis.
Kat Dennings is returning to take up that role again and this time, say Deadline, her part has been expanded from “comic relief sidekick.”
Or… just maybe we won’t be getting as much Darcy as we will Kat. Perhaps there’s a chance that we’ll see Dennings providing a human look for The Enchantress.
Just… call it a hunch. And an irony, because it was initially rumoured that Dennings might be playing The Enchantress before her role was revealed the last time around.
Shooting on Thor: The Dark World gets underway next month for a November 2013 release.