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!
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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