THOR: THE DARK WORLD Gets 2 Minor Cast Additions

Including a tease of Zachary Levi's Fandral the Dashing, other small news related to the Marvel sequel Thor: The Dark World has revealed two cast additions and possible spoilers! Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/21/2012


Now taking place beyond the eyesight of potential paparazzi, principal photography is still in full swing for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. And according to Shepherd Management Limited casting agency, 2 of their notable clients have signed on for the anticipated Alan Taylor-directed sequel. They've announced that British actor Clive Russell & Welsh-American actor Richard Brake have unspecified, but presumably minor, roles in the film.

Clive Russell, 66, has appeared in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, numerous British television series, and he was recently cast as Ser Brynden Tulley the Blackfish in HBO’s 3rd season of Game of Thrones. Richard Brake, 47, is best known for playing the DC character Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. And he's also appeared in Hannibal Rising, Water for Elephants, & alongside Ray Stevenson in Outpost.



From left to right: Richard Brake, Clive Russel


Other news related to Thor: The Dark World, that’s rather spoilerific, comes from a well-known stuntman who’s currently working on the film. And although it's not too hard to find, I won't name or link the stuntman/actor and where he posted the following, for obvious reasons. But alluding to a scene he was filming for the sequel earlier this month, the post read: (highlight below to read possible spoiler in its entirety)

“Currently running away from a large spaceship as it crash lands into a palace I'm guarding. (as you do!). Can't say anymore than that. Shhhh.”


More news related to the much-anticipated sequel; Fandral actor Zachary Levi recently tweeted a hilarious picture from the Shepperton Studios, where filming is also taking place, alongside Heimdall actor Idris Elba. Teasing his blonde 'do and goatee that he grew out and dyed just for the Dashing role, check out Levi’s Instagram-filtered photo below.




Exploring Thor's relationship with the Asgardian all-father Odin, as well earthbound companion Jane Foster, “Thor: The Dark World” follows the God of Thunder to The Nine Realms beyond Asgard and earth. And as his evil half-brother, Loki, returns for Asgardian justice, a new threat rises. Also rejoining Thor are his fellow Asgardians, Lady Sif, gatekeeper Heimdall and Warriors Three, as they encounter mythical Norse creatures among evildoers.

“Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Stellan Skarsgard, Ray Stevenson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, with Alice Krige & Kat Dennings. And Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first “Thor” film. From a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, “Thor: The Dark World” is set for release on November 8, 2013.

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Asterisk - 9/21/2012, 9:05 PM
HILARIOUS picture!
DrDoom - 9/21/2012, 9:05 PM
Still no Enchantress :(
TheBatman3000 - 9/21/2012, 9:05 PM
hahaha oh that Chuck!
CharlesLord - 9/21/2012, 9:06 PM
holy crap zach look a lot like fandral
Kayo - 9/21/2012, 9:18 PM
this movie is going to rock............can't wait for more
Ranger14 - 9/21/2012, 9:28 PM
Zachary will be able to deliver the perfect personality for Fandral. I was a little concerned with how they would pull of the blonde look for him but keeping some of the darker roots seems to do it.
Grimm - 9/21/2012, 9:28 PM
NICE!!! great Thrones gifs too!
THORGodOfThunder - 9/21/2012, 9:31 PM
K so frigin stoked for this movie!!!
Kayo - 9/21/2012, 9:35 PM
@Stigmartyr: right you are bro
SageMode - 9/21/2012, 9:39 PM
Lol. Wow. That looks nothing like Zachary. Im impressed. Man, i cant wait to see some footage.
jimpinto24 - 9/21/2012, 9:50 PM
WOW!!! Zachary Levi looks like Fandral The Dashing.
Jolt17 - 9/21/2012, 9:53 PM
Zach looks great; not Levy-ish, which removes my concern on his being cast in the role. I am happy.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/21/2012, 9:57 PM
Alan Taylor seems to be making Thor more medi-eval and epic!
But i credit George RR Martin for the epicness of the TV series. Alan's just a director.
DioFoRio - 9/21/2012, 10:16 PM
looks like Idris Elba just Batter Blasted all over that dude. Even his face says it all
TheSoulEater - 9/21/2012, 10:21 PM
YESH
GammaVerve - 9/21/2012, 10:32 PM
Very excited after reading the spoiler!
Ace101 - 9/21/2012, 10:47 PM
nice..nice. BUT..WHERE...THE..FRIK..IS..BALDER AND THE ENCHANTRESS!!!
bluedude - 9/21/2012, 10:50 PM
ooooooohh fandral was that guy with the nice hair in the first filM!
TayDee - 9/21/2012, 11:05 PM
I'm now anticipating Thor II more than IM3 now!
IronHood - 9/21/2012, 11:21 PM
Is Clive Russel going to play Balder?
DioFoRio - 9/21/2012, 11:29 PM
you guys think Balder and the enchantress will make a cameo?
Bane2099 - 9/21/2012, 11:59 PM
I think were missing a point here...what space ship is crashing and into what palace?...Could it be crashing into Odin's palace in Asgard...an invasion attempt maybe?
aztecRaingod - 9/22/2012, 12:01 AM
Dion, I doubt it.

But since an appearance by the beyonder is slim to none (he who transformed Algrim the elf into Kurse) I bet it will be Surtur who will be empowering Kurse. (In the Thor comic book, Malekith is in league with Surtur)
aztecRaingod - 9/22/2012, 12:02 AM
Josh Dallas did a terrific job as Fandral , I hope this guy does as good a job.
EarOne - 9/22/2012, 1:10 AM
how about for Thor 3..Adrianne Palicki as Enchantress and Jason Momoa or The Rock as the Executioner...

anyways..i hope Phase 2 movies will be ALL better than the phase 1's collectively.
BlackFlash - 9/22/2012, 4:52 AM
I think Dwayne Johnson as the Executioner is a good idea but i've always felt because of Enchantress school girl crush on Thor that it should be played by someone who looks a little younger then Adrianne Palicki. My choice would be Tamsin Egerton.






ComfortablyNumb - 9/22/2012, 6:24 AM
So no balder this go round either?
Ha1frican - 9/22/2012, 6:37 AM
I cant even express the depths of my man crush on Idris elba
SoulxAvenger - 9/22/2012, 10:51 AM
There is no doubt in my mind that Zach Levy will be better than Dallas as Fandral. I'm hoping to see a little more warriors three in this one. Not that they were't well represented in Thor but it would be nice to see them along side him for majority of the movie. As far as Enchantress and the Executioner go, I wouldn't be shocked if we don't see them at all. Surtur will probably be the main villian in Thor 3 but i guess they might have a shot as minor villians. But Thor 2 I believe will be much better than Thor. i think the medieval look is the way to go when filming Thor. Seems more that that's how it would actually be in Asgard.
SentinelofLiberty - 9/22/2012, 11:13 AM
Beta Ray Bill's ship! ;-)
PapaMidnite - 9/22/2012, 12:10 PM
@Sentinel, Beta Ray Bill is my favorite character from Thor's comics! Can you imagine a cameo?? Damn!!!!
Vital - 9/22/2012, 12:11 PM
Zachary Levi is awesome in general, but he does look way different with blonde hair lol (which is a good thing).
DrDoom - 9/22/2012, 6:48 PM
Calling it right now: the after credit scene is Scuttlebutt crash landing in Asgard, and Beta Ray Bill showing up.

oh yeaaaaaaaaaaa
Braveheart - 9/24/2012, 4:16 AM
A Scotsman plus Joe Chill!! Wow!

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