Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje On His “Bull And Lava-Like Creature” Look In Thor: The Dark World
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, or AAA as he’s called by everyone that writes about him, has been dropping a lot of info on the Alan Taylor directed Thor sequel. Marvel hasn’t sent their snipers after him yet, but he’s still talking a little about his role as Algrim and Kurse. In a recent interview with the LA Time’s Hero Complex, the actor talked about the look of the duel characters.
In comic book lore Algrim the Strong is a powerful warrior among the Dark Elves. Malekith the Accursed (portrayed in the movie by Christopher Eccleston) uses Algrim to fight Thor. Algrim gets double-crossed by Malekith and is plunged into astro-lava. He survives, but is transformed into an incredibly powerful lava creature. Wiped of his memory, the newly minted Kurse seeks out Thor to exact his revenge. AAA said that each version of the character required about 3 hours of makeup. The Kurse costume will have some CGI elements, but there’s a lot of prosthetics and heavy-duty padding:
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. 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.
The actor didn’t reveal anything too big this time, but he did talk about Kurse’s look and how he went about playing the “bull and lava-like creature:”
It’s an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature. 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.
We’ve seen several set pictures and a few official behind-the-scenes pics, but still nothing on Kurse or Algrim. Hopefully it’s just a matter of time until something comes out or Adewale shows off a picture himself. The actor has let slip several details I’m sure Marvel would rather he didn’t, so hopefully he doesn’t stop now. Thor: The Dark World is scheduled for release November of this year.
Source : Hero Complex