Thor: The Dark World Adds Clive Russell & Richard Brake
Even as photos and video trickle out of the film’s Surrey, England, set, two more actors have joined the cast of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.
Deadline reports that veteran English television actor Clive Russell will play Tyr, the Asgardian god of war and older brother of Thor who lost his hand while binding the wolf-god Fenris. Meanwhile, Richard Brake, whose first significant role was that of Joe Chill in 2005’s Batman Begins, will portray a captain of the Einherjar, warriors who in Norse mythology died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries, where they prepare daily for the Twilight of the Gods.
Russell, whose long list of credits range from Waking the Dead and Coronation Street to Merlin and 2009’s Sherlock Holmes, was recently cast as Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Brake most recently appeared in Water For Elephants and The Incident.
Marvel has teased that the film, directed by Alan Taylor, “will “take Thor literally to other worlds.” Although few details have been revealed beyond that, casting announcements and location rumors hint that two of those worlds will be Svartalfheim, land of the Dark Elves, and Jotunheim, home of the Frost Giants.
Thor: The Dark World, which opens Nov. 8, 2013, stars Chis Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Christopher Eccleston.