Marvel Studios exec Kevin Feige should be lopping heads in his California headquarters right now as one of the lead villains in THOR : THE DARK WORLD has unveiled a few too many secrets in a recent interview. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who’ll portray Kurse (and Algrim) on the big screen, couldn’t quite keep a lid on his enthusiasm for the film, and delivered some of the juiciest spoilers that we’ve yet to hear about the flick.
Check out the footage below:
Here’s a transcript:
“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. 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 forty pounds 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 ten to fifteen different ways.”
“[Thor and Kurse] fight differently. 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 we speak, [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. (After Guardians of the Galaxy was brought up) I’m not talking about anything yet, just having a good relationship with Marvel.”
Considering Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s current love affair with Marvel Studios, I wonder if the two will really work together in the future. This is a pretty big slip up for a movie which won’t release until the Holidays, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the actor’s given the boot. If he isn’t, I’d love to see Kurse return in either Guardians of the Galaxy or the Avengers 2. Although, I’d say there’s a distinct possibility that Marvel will double dip into their cache of actors and use him for Drax the Destroyer.