The Older Brother Of Thor Cast In THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Earlier today we reported that the man behind Joe Chill (Richard Brake) in Batman Begins had been cast in Thor: The Dark World, along with Clive Russell, but they were both believed to be only minor additions. Deadline is now saying that these (well, one) roles are in fact rather pivotal, one of them being the older brother of Thor and the God of War, Tyr.

Russell has been cast as Tyr (why they’re introducing him now and not in Thor I have no idea), while Brake has been cast as a “captain in the elite Einherjar, a warrior team that in the mythology fought alongside Thor on numerous occasions.” Is it just me, or is this movie a little too crowded? Anyway, unlike Loki, Tyr is a biological son of Odin, and the eldest, even though Odin referred to Thor as such in his solo movie and for some reason nearly crowned him king.

From L-R: Richard Brake – Clive Russell. Banner courtesy of CBM
Anyhow, what do you think of these rather late casting additions? Share your thoughts below.

SOURCE: Deadline