Thor: The Dark Word: “Loki has some amazing fights”

Thor 2’s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on fighting Loki, playing Algrim and Kurse, and more

Kurse on the cover of Thor #363, by legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson

Speaking to MTV, Lost and Oz star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje revealed a few snipped about Thor: The Dark World, saying, “Thor 2; great movie, great opportunity. I’ve been a fan of the Marvel Comics and I got a massive opportunity to play two characters in the movie: Algrim and Kurse.”

Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays the dark elf Algrim The Strong, later transformed when -in the comics – he is betrayed by his master but resurrected as the stronger, more powerful Kurse by a cosmic meddler known as The Beyonder. He’s definitely playing both characters, but how he undergoes this transformation is unknown.

“You go in thinking, ‘Yeah this is great.’ But when you get in there, you’re like whoa; six hours of makeup, prosthetics, all the physical [stuff]. But honestly, I loved it. It’s going to be such an epic. And both of the characters; I have blonde hair, blue eyes, pointed ears, fangs, horns; everything you could want as boy in an action hero movie. It’s amazing. The Fighting was really demanding. For instance, Kurse is the one that does all the fighting. It’s 40pounds of extra weight and the good thing about it is that it’s very flexible and elastic. I have a routine before I put it on: I stretch and do all my pilates. You see this big creature doing pilates, it’s great. And then we’d have to go fight. Me and Chris [Hemsworth] go toe-to-toe. It was hardcore. But you don’t really get into [these kinds of movies] of you’re not ready for that kind of thing. You gotta be mentally fit, physically fit because you’re going to shoot a scene 10 to 15different ways.”

As befitting a character unleashed to take on the thunder god, Algrim/Kurse gets some awesome fights and not just with Thor.

“[Thor and Kurse] fight differently,” confirms Akinnuoye-Agbaje. “Chris has his hammer while Kurse is very animalistic, he’s got horns. So I tried to go with that flow. My movements are [basically] like an animal: twisting my body, turning my head, all kinds of things. Kurse is meant to be extremely powerful, nothing can stop him. It’s a great ride. There’s fights everything in the movie.

Loki gets his fair share of fights; [one of which] is between him and I as well. The great thing about Kurse is he is having it with everybody. But yes, Loki has some amazing fights. [Fans] are really gonna be happy with this movie. Everybody gets their little shine. I won’t tell you what really happens, but there’s some great surprises.”

As for future Marvel movies, the actor teased, “[Marvel and I] are talking about [playing in another Marvel movie]. Obviously, Marvel is a great family that I’m happy to be working with. We had a great time on Thor: The Dark World. I loved to continue that relationship.”

Thor: The Dark World is in cinemas from 8 November 2013. Pick up the first film on DVD for £12.99 or Blu-ray for £10.79 from Amazon.co.uk.