Thor: The Dark World Adds Richard Brake and Clive Russell to Cast


Russell (left) and Brake (right) join the cast of “Thor: The Dark World.”

Poor Thor. ANOTHER jealous brother to deal with?

Richard Brake and Clive Russell have been added to the cast of “Thor: The Dark World.” A bit of info on who they’ll be playing, via Deadline:

Brake will play a captain in the elite Einherjar, a warrior team that in the mythology fought alongside Thor on numerous occasions. Blake’s [sic] credits include playing Joe Chill, the murderer of Bruce Wayne’s parents, in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins…Russell will play Tyr, the older brother of Thor and Asgard’s god of war. Unlike Thor’s evil brother Loki, Tyr is a natural son of Odin.

In the comic lore, Tyr was also the protector of Asgard, before Thor took his mantle. Needless to say, Tyr harbors a bit of animosity towards the Mighty Avenger.

I, for one, am very glad to hear that more demigods are on their way.  It sounds like director Alan Taylor is really upping the scope and the ante on this one – TWO jealous brothers, and a former Doctor Who? I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I think this one just beat out “Iron Man 3″ as the Marvel movie I’m most excited to see. How about you?

“Thor: The Dark World” hits theaters November 8, 2013.

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  • Juggernaut

    I’m really surprised at the ammount of new characters that they’ve added. Maleketh, Kurse and now Tyr! Thor will have his hands full.

    • Dedpool

      Now he probably won’t be fighting all of them, and if he is some may be in flashback, setting up the main story or stories for a sequel, Can’t just start a third movie and be like oh by the way these are the bad guys, we know you’ve never heard of them before even though they’re supposedly really bad guys that were roaming around the Nine realms. LOL

  • Tin Hoang

    it’s nice that they are keeping a lot of Asgaard storyline. Kinda prefer if they dont even go to Earth at all. Keep the rainbow bridge and just give us epic battles.

    • Dedpool

      See that’s what needed to happen with GL!! Stay in Space! Once they came back to Earth it slowed down and got boring. They could’ve done earth in a 20 min sequence in the second film to bring us up to speed on what he’s doing on Earth while not in space. I still say they should’ve just gone with First Flight as a template.

      • Tin Hoang

        Yea. If they need a love interest, could have just pulled Blake Lively to space for the ride. Everything on earth just dragged the movie down.