ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE Talks About His “KURSE”
While promoting Bullet to the Head, actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talked briefly with The LA Times about his role as Algrim/Kurse in this years upcoming movie, Thor: The Dark World.
“It’s an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature,” said Akinnuoye-Agbaje. “He has very animalistic tendencies but with this insatiable and unstoppable power. As an actor, that’s one of the hardest things to embody. You have to realize you are probably the most powerful thing you could imagine. And you have to be that. You can’t pretend, so that when you face Thor, it’s real.”
“The outfit weighed about 40 pounds. I’m sure there will be a certain amount of CGI but a good 80% was me in that suit,” said Akinnuoye-Agbaje. “The outfit informed how I was going to move – the horns – his fighting style as well. It’s almost like he’s made out of stone.”
Algrim first appeared in Thor #347 and was one of the most powerful of the dark elves. He is given the task of killing Thor by Malekith the Accursed (set to be played by Christopher Eccleston). He is betrayed by Malekith who tries to kill Thor by allowing both the god of thunder and Algrim to fall to their deaths. While both survived, Algrim developed amnesia from the event and is transformed into the much more powerful being, Kurse.
Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Jamie Alexander (Sif), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim/Kurse). The film hits theaters November 8, 2013.