Mr. Eko is going from the island to Asgard. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, best known for his roles on Lost, Oz, The Thing and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, has just been cast in Alan Taylor‘s Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World. He’ll be playing a villainous dual role beginning as Algrim, a powerful Dark Elf who is manipulated by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) to fight Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
The brief spoiler explanation of the character, however, is that Algrim is defeated in a battle with Thor, develops amnesia and comes back as a more powerful being named Kurse. Considering Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Eccleston have both been cast, it’s almost certain this arc will play a major role in the film, set for release November 8, 2013.
In addition to the new villains, Thor: The Dark World also returns Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Rene Russo and Kat Dennings to their roles from the successful first film directed by Kenneth Branagh.