Published On: Mon, Jan 14th, 2013

‘Lost’ star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks ‘Thor The Dark World’ villain, Kurse, and costumes

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajeas will be making an impression in the second Thor film, due later this year as Dark Elf Algrim the Strong (and the armored Kurse, later on in the film).

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajeas in "Mummy"

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajeas in “Mummy”

Speaking with MTV News at HBO’s Golden Globes party on Sunday, the one-time Mr. Eko spoke candidly and extensively about his work on the latest “Thor” movie, “Thor: The Dark World,” and his designs on making more Marvel movies.

“It’s funny that you say that,” he answered when we asked if he would be up for more Marvel films in the future. “As we speak, we’re talking about that. Obviously Marvel is a great family that I’m happy to be working with. We had a great time on [‘Thor’], so I’d love to continue that relationship.”

The Dark World pits the God of Thunder against the ancient race of Dark Elves, led by the wrathful Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston). Malekith’s most powerful warrior is Algrim, introduced in “Thor” #347 as the greatest fighter in Svartalfheim. However, a treacherous move on his bosses part leaves Algrim severely injured, only for him to return as Kurse: an even more powerful foe, with enchanted armor permanently fused to his skin.

“Kurse is the [role] where I do all the fighting. [The costume is] like, what, 40 pounds extra and the good thing about it it’s very flexible… [The character] is very animalistic. He’s got these horns, so what I did was try to go with that flow so my movements were very much like an animal. You had to contort your body and your head cause I’ve got these big horns on my head. Very, very different style from [Chris Hemsworth as Thor]. It was a great ride.”

The “Bourne Identity” star was dodging details about being in other Marvel films.

“I’m not talking about anything yet. I’m just talking about having a really good relationship with Marvel.”

“Thor: The Dark World” comes to theaters November 8, 2013.

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