'Thor 2' Casting Update

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Posted by G-Man (18890 posts) - - Show Bio

There hasn't been a lot of news for the sequel to Thor and we haven't really reported on what is known. The sequel is due in theaters November 8, 2013. What was announced at Comic-Con was the ful title, Thor: The Dark World. With that title, we can start piecing together some information.

Most of the cast is returning. The biggest announcement was Christopher Eccleston appearing as Malekith the Accursed. As ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, you know Thor is going to be a little busy.

Earlier this week Deadline reported that Kat Dennings will be back as Darcy Lewis, friend to Natalie Portman's Jane Foster. This raises the question of how much of the movie will take place on Asgard and how much on Midgard? From the end of The Avengers (spoilers),we know Thor takes Loki back to Asgard to own up to his actions.

Another recent addition is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast as Algrim the Strong, a Dark Elf fighter for Malekith.

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We'll keep our eyes peeled for any new developments. The question remains, what will be the overall focus of the movie and what key stories might they draw from? It's looking like most of the movie will be set on Asgard compared to the first film but with Portman and Dennings in the cast, we have to assume Thor might be spending some time on Earth as well.

#1 Posted by brvermee (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I do like Christopher Eccleston!

#2 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

@brvermee said:

I do like Christopher Eccleston!

Me too!

#3 Posted by DATNIGGA (1221 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting

#4 Posted by Inverno (13284 posts) - - Show Bio

Where is Amora?

#5 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds better and better

#6 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

And these are confirmed and not just people guessing like when Colm Feorewas cast and people thought he might play Malekith the Accursed. Or when Kat Bennings was cast and people thought she might play Hela?

#7 Posted by Blastov (23 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds like a pretty solid cast! Although I would've loved to know what happened to Balder...

#8 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Which means Adewale is no longer a candidate to play Black Panther :(

#9 Posted by Supes1903 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like a good plot device to give Thor his belt sometime during this movie.

#10 Posted by xAnimosity (183 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Which means Adewale is no longer a candidate to play Black Panther :(

Hes who I wanted for BP as well :(

#11 Posted by _Zombie_ (10448 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Which means Adewale is no longer a candidate to play Black Panther :(

Well, at least there's still Aldis Hodge.

#12 Posted by Wolverine0628 (369 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

#14 Posted by yo_yo_fun (639 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. Can't wait!

#15 Posted by Decept-O (7292 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting.

#16 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

So they're just casting anyone as anyone now? Eccleston is such a poor choice for a villain, he can't show any malice at all, and he wouldn't suit the way Malekith looks in the comics. But I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the film.

#17 Posted by GreenFuse (295 posts) - - Show Bio

So stoked for this. Glad that Kat is coming back because I love her sense of humor. Has it already been confirmed that Natalie Portman will be back? And most importantly...

Has it been confirmed that Chris Helmsworth will have more shirtless scenes? The quality of the film depends on that.

#18 Posted by BatWatch (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps it would be better to bring Jane Foster to Asgard this time.

#19 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

HEY WE CAN'T POSSIBLY HAVE THE 2ND MOST NOTEWORTHY AND IMPORTANT THOR VILLAIN IN THIS FILM BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN.

#20 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if we'll get more hilariously over the top reactions to casting this time around.

#21 Posted by Namor1987 (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd prefer the Enchantress & Skurge The Executioner over this clown.

#22 Posted by rasx (242 posts) - - Show Bio

This movie is sounding way better than Ironman 3.

#23 Posted by Deranged Midget (17968 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

HEY WE CAN'T POSSIBLY HAVE THE 2ND MOST NOTEWORTHY AND IMPORTANT THOR VILLAIN IN THIS FILM BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN.

She might have a cameo that leads into the third film.

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#24 Posted by gravitypress (2066 posts) - - Show Bio

@xAnimosity said:

@KnightRise said:

Which means Adewale is no longer a candidate to play Black Panther :(

Hes who I wanted for BP as well :(

Same

#25 Posted by Sleepbutnodream15 (570 posts) - - Show Bio

F*** Kat Dennings. She's an awful actress. She's got a nice rack. That's it. Nothing else good about her.

#26 Posted by Teerack (7435 posts) - - Show Bio

Still no word of the enchantress. /sigh

#27 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35032 posts) - - Show Bio
@KnightRise said:

Which means Adewale is no longer a candidate to play Black Panther :(

I' know, he was my pick for that role :(
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#28 Posted by n25philly (102 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sleepbutnodream15 said:

F*** Kat Dennings. She's an awful actress. She's got a nice rack. That's it. Nothing else good about her.

She was so damn annoying in the first movie, by far the worst part of it.

#29 Posted by dewboy01 (1499 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the dark elves? the enchantress? the skurge?

#30 Posted by Metatron_Da_Don (1029 posts) - - Show Bio

Love me some Kat Dennings!

#31 Posted by Zomboid (740 posts) - - Show Bio

Christopher Eccleston as a villain? I don't know the villain, so I can't say much, but that's just such an unexpected and interesting choice. It seems odd, but I'm sure he can pull it off. I'm now a lot more excited for the movie. Screw Iron Man 3, I just want Thor 2 and Cap 2.

#32 Posted by SoA (5244 posts) - - Show Bio

thor 2 is sounding good . and im not a thor fan lol

#33 Posted by jeanroygrant (20191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blastov said:

This sounds like a pretty solid cast! Although I would've loved to know what happened to Balder...

#34 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

@Metatron_Da_Don said:

Love me some Kat Dennings!

same here.

#35 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12273 posts) - - Show Bio

Hate Kat Dennings. She so annoying.

She sexy... but annoying -___-

#36 Posted by Z3RO180 (6709 posts) - - Show Bio

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an awesome actor but as for his character he will be playing i have knolege of him so i guess im off to the wiki to find out. Also the dude who played fanreal in the first thor wount be doing it so they got the guy who plays chuck to play that role. P.S. chuck is an awesome show

#37 Posted by Jaymundo (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good to me!

#38 Posted by Joygirl (19952 posts) - - Show Bio

@brvermee said:

I do like Christopher Eccleston!

#39 Posted by ladymastermind (96 posts) - - Show Bio

@GreenFuse: I agree 100%.

#40 Posted by Video_Martian (5562 posts) - - Show Bio

@Metatron_Da_Don said:

Love me some Kat Dennings!

me too

#41 Posted by 7DEADPOOL7 (122 posts) - - Show Bio

Im disappointed with dark elves I want Beta Ray Bill to reach the big screen and I saw this as his chance to make it

#42 Posted by Om1kron (1151 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje gets in shape for this movie because I didn't even recognize him in faster.

#43 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, the guy who played Heavy Duty from the first G. I. Joe movie will be in it. And I like the idea of Eccleston playing Malekith and including the Dark Elves. This will be great!

#44 Posted by TheSyndicate (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good so far.

#45 Edited by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

YAY! Christopher Eccleston!! He's one of my favorite Doctor Whos, in fact, he's the one who got me hooked into the show!

I want Beta Ray Bill to show up!!

Going by what we have so far, I figure the plot wil obviously have something to do with the casket of ancient winters and Surtur. The really COOL thing is that Walter Simonson had the Avengers cross over in one issue during the Surtur storyline so Marvel should have some of the Avenger actors make a cameo appearance in this sequel.

#46 Posted by Jacquenette_Harper (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordRequiem said:

So they're just casting anyone as anyone now? Eccleston is such a poor choice for a villain, he can't show any malice at all, and he wouldn't suit the way Malekith looks in the comics. But I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the film.

"Can't show any malice at all"? Did you ever see Eccleston play the Doctor? I definitely think he can show malice.

#47 Posted by Tyrus (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

Adewale is an amazing actor - I loved him on Oz and LOST especially.

#48 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8086 posts) - - Show Bio

I want BRB. =/.

#49 Posted by SexualLobster (995 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jacquenette_Harper said:

@LordRequiem said:

So they're just casting anyone as anyone now? Eccleston is such a poor choice for a villain, he can't show any malice at all, and he wouldn't suit the way Malekith looks in the comics. But I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the film.

"Can't show any malice at all"? Did you ever see Eccleston play the Doctor? I definitely think he can show malice.

As the doctor he didn't show malice at all.. do you know what malice means?

Though I think he's a good casting choice, your example was just not all that great.

#50 Posted by FearTheLiving (4169 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

HEY WE CAN'T POSSIBLY HAVE THE 2ND MOST NOTEWORTHY AND IMPORTANT THOR VILLAIN IN THIS FILM BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN.

Be patient I'm sure shell appear sooner or later, most likely sooner.

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