Pivotal THOR: THE DARK WORLD Roles Revealed for Clive Russell And Richard Brake

Revealing a potential subplot in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, following an earlier casting announcement, the roles of actors Clive Russell and Richard Brake have been disclosed. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/24/2012


Last Friday, we reported that the ensemble cast of Marvel's Alan Taylor-directed sequel, Thor: The Dark World had grown with two new additions. British actor Clive Russell & Welsh/American actor Richard Brake was believed to have landed “minor” roles in the film, however, Deadline has revealed both of their roles to be quite pivotal.

The infamous site is reporting that Clive Russell will portray the God of War, Tyr, older brother of Chris Hemsworth's titular God of Thunder and biological son of Anthony Hopkins' all-father Odin. And Richard Brake has signed on to play a captain of the elite group of Asgardian warriors, that appeared in the original blockbuster, known as Einherjar.

According to wikipedia, Tyr has "rebelled against Odin several times due to his love of battle & fought Thor due to resentment of Thor's relationship with Sif and the fact Thor usurped his role as Asgard's greatest warrior. Once he was nearly exiled for this." That may explain his absence from the original Kenneth Branagh-directed film.



From left to right: Richard Brake, Clive Russel


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.


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.

Source: Deadline
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MovieMaster - 9/24/2012, 12:50 PM
Thor has an older brother?!?! Why am I now just hearing about this!?
jessepostal - 9/24/2012, 12:54 PM
i dont know much about thor, was never a fan of his books, but if thor has an older brother would the brother be the rightful king after odin??
WolvieCBM - 9/24/2012, 12:59 PM
Tyr!! Awesome.
TheBeard - 9/24/2012, 1:03 PM
tyr doesent like thor he resents him and his power, which is far greater. he's been a partner in crime with loki tring to over throw odin.
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/24/2012, 1:03 PM
Thor has another brother?....And one whose NOT hot. FAIL
TheBeard - 9/24/2012, 1:08 PM
he also has a thing for sif, so im guessing we will see him try his best asgardian pick up line on jamie alexander.
MovieMaster - 9/24/2012, 1:08 PM
@Pux-

.....I'm a huge fan and have read most of his famous issues.

However I have never heard of Tyr.
marvel72 - 9/24/2012, 1:09 PM
he's currently hanging out with hela in journey into mystery.

also i think its about time we saw balder the brave in a thor movie.
PartyHard - 9/24/2012, 1:14 PM
Odin has a lot more children than just Thor and Loki. Balder is also his son. His other brothers include Hermod, Vidar, and Bragi. Idunn is his sister too.

That's not even including his moms side.
Conaan - 9/24/2012, 1:29 PM
Sounds good. However the distinct lack of Balder in these films is somewhat troublesome.
bambistark - 9/24/2012, 1:35 PM
So... what about Balder? Where is he?
Carne - 9/24/2012, 1:43 PM
Clive Russell, heck yeah!
avengers72 - 9/24/2012, 1:53 PM
awwwwwwwwwwwesome! but minor roles?
soberchimera - 9/24/2012, 1:56 PM
Thor's older brother is old enough to be his grandfather.
KaneVonDoom - 9/24/2012, 1:56 PM
Did these people really not know that Thor has other siblings than Loki, either in mythology or comics?.... -_-
marantaz - 9/24/2012, 1:58 PM
To those of you who were unaware of Tyr and the rest of Odin's family... Odin would have words with you... my Lord....

"Seriously? Guys, I'm not called the 'All Father' for nothing! What are you smoking? I'm a f'ing GOD, accent on the 'f'ing', know what I mean? You think I'm not gonna do every goddess I can get my hands on? Have you seen them? Holy crap, I do good work! What the heck you think I got to do all day sitting up here, watch over you? HAH! I'm not that god! HAHAHA! I kill me sometimes! HAHA! Seriously, though, guys, come on, I may use the Infinity Love Gauntlet now to keep from having more kids, but in my prime, I pleased all the goddesses every day and twice on Sunday! Now go on, get outta here!"
TayDee - 9/24/2012, 2:11 PM
Man this movie has alot going for it. I hope it doesn't suffer like IM2 did.
neopunch - 9/24/2012, 2:14 PM
Thor really has no luck with his siblings. On another note, Heimdall is supposed to be related to Sif...(brother/sister)
CharlesLord - 9/24/2012, 2:16 PM
apparently thor has a few siblings besides loki. interesting to see them slowly starting to be brought in
neopunch - 9/24/2012, 2:18 PM
@batz. She is totally worthy to lift my hammer.
DarthOdinson - 9/24/2012, 2:26 PM
Tyr has been around forever and has been in recent issues of Journey into Mystery. Balder, Hermod, and Vidar are also Thors brothers. Read a comic book instead of wikipedia for your comic knowledge.
superotherside - 9/24/2012, 2:35 PM
Fantastic. Can't wait for Tyr!
DCMarvelFreshman - 9/24/2012, 2:38 PM
lol are you guys seriously down-talking others because they aren't familiar with the comics or the mythology? Clearly, there was no mention of Thor's other brothers in the first film, which caused many (including me) to believe that Marvel were changing things just for the film. His inclusion in the sequel is what the surprise is...not the fact that Thor had other brothers...in the comics.
MercWithAGun - 9/24/2012, 2:48 PM
Lol why are people surprised by tyr I really want to see baldr come into the picture and lady Loki would be cool I'm actually disappointed that they haven't displayed all of Loki's great abilities yet oh well there is still time ;)
TheAbomination - 9/24/2012, 3:02 PM
So he's Thor's big brother, but they didn't even mention him in the first film? I'm calling b.s. on this story. It sounds way to crazy to be true.
siggisuperman - 9/24/2012, 3:06 PM
Týr is the god of Battle. He lost one of his arms to Fenrir the giant wolf. He is one of the most favored Asgardian gods after Odin and Thor.
gambgel - 9/24/2012, 3:10 PM
interesting news. it will bring something new to the family dinamics. Id like to see the relationship between Thor and this older brother. and with him and Loki too. Three gods brothers, I like it! :D
manofmidgard - 9/24/2012, 3:19 PM
hmmm, i guess tyr is cool but i'd rather enchantress, balder, executioner, or even valkyrie.
IronHood - 9/24/2012, 3:23 PM
Not the brother I was hoping he would be cast as. I was hoping for Balder.
HeadPool420 - 9/24/2012, 3:36 PM
Clive Russell was a bad ass in The 13th Warrior so I'm down for him in the sequel for Thor!!!
Gromblidor - 9/24/2012, 3:55 PM
BALDER!!!!!!!!!! WTF?
TheOmegaOne - 9/24/2012, 3:56 PM
TYR! in mythology Tyr is a BAMF above BAMFs great news.


Clive Russell first your the Blackfish now you're Tyr, you are truly awesome
LesJoliesChoses - 9/24/2012, 4:13 PM
OK.
SpoonWielder - 9/24/2012, 4:17 PM
Yeah, I'm betting he's not gonna be Thor's brother in the movie. My guess, either an uncle, cousin or no relation whatsoever.
Sideswipe89 - 9/24/2012, 4:26 PM
I've heard of Tyr but I didn't know he was Thor's brother. I'm also thinking they're going to change his relation to Thor because in the first movie, durng thor's coronation, Odin calls Thor his first born.
Emjeed - 9/24/2012, 4:28 PM
Okay now things are looking more interesting. Balder for Thor 3/Phase 3
GammaVerve - 9/24/2012, 5:30 PM
Tyr?! Awesome!
MisterMagurlypse - 9/24/2012, 5:54 PM
Obviously they will be changing Tyr's history. He'll be a younger bro or more than likely a cousin to Thor. He'll probably break Loki out of his keep and they'll escape to another realm to gather some "dark magic" to combat Asgard. Thor with Sif and the Warriors will give chase to return Loki to his trial and judgement. Then that is when the fun will begin!!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/24/2012, 5:56 PM
Wow. That was unexpected, really. But I am nonetheless glad that they're bringing in more Asgardians in future Thor films. Although it would've been better if they had added one or two more Asgardians in Thor, but, oh, well.

And for those who do not know who Tyr is in the MU, here's a provided link to learn more about this god: http://marvel.wikia.com/Tyr_Odinson_(Earth-616)
Also, I'm not sure if some of you might remember, but Tyr also had a minor (and I do mean minor) role in Marvel's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. He was one of the gods that you had to free in order to save Balder (who was trapped in a courtyard).

Also, seeing as how Tyr was absent from Thor, and that there wan no mentioning of him whatsoever, I guess that they might change up his origins a bit. Much like Heimdall wasn't mentioned as Sif's brother, they might make Tyr a royal captain of whatever Asgardian squad and not have any relations to either Odin, Thor, Frigga, or Loki. 'Cause you have to admit, actor Clive Russel here looks like he's about the same age as Anthony Hopkins (or hell, maybe older than him). I don't know. I maybe wrong. But seeing as how Marvel is bringing more recognizeable Asgardians (gods and creatures), we might get the chance to have the famous Balder in Thor: The Dark World. 'Casue as we are going to expand more and more into the MCU and the characters, there's no doubt that they'll have more characters come in. Just sayin'. :)


MCU 'Phase 2' FTW!!


Stay EPIC, my friends!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 9/24/2012, 6:03 PM
And if they decide to bring in Balder into Thor: The Dark World (which I hope they do), I do hope that they srick with this concept art for his attire...



Something like this will definitely work for Balder. Aaaaand, if Marvel could do us one itsy-bitsy favor........



If they can have Thor wearing that only during battle and fight sequences in the film, then that'll be just completely fine with me. :)
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