The man who killed Batman's parents is moving over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Richard Brake, who most notably played Joe Chill in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, has signed on for a part in Thor: The Dark World, the currently in-production sequel to Kenneth Branagh's 2011 hit. While no character name is given for the character, he will reportedly play the role of a captain in the Einherjar, a group of dead warriors who live in Vallhalla training and preparing to battle in Ragnarok, the end of the universe in Norse mythology.
But that's not the only bit of casting news. Deadline, which also reported the news about Brake's casting, says that Clive Russell has also joined the comic book movie cast. Much like Thor and his adopted brother Loki, Russell will be playing another son of Odin, namely Tyr: Asgard's god of war. While Tyr was the original defender of Asgard, he was replaced when Thor was born and has been known to be jealous of his brother, but has regularly fought on the side of good. Russell was recently cast as Ser Brynden the Blackfish for the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones and recently played Captain Tanner in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Thor: The Dark World, which is currently filming in the UK, is being directed by Alan Taylor and will feature returning stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Jamie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Alexander and Ray Stevenson and also include newcomers such as Christopher Eccleston (as the villainous Makekith), Zachary Levi (who replaces Josh Dallas as Fandral) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The film will be in theaters on November 8, 2013 and you can read more about it in our Blend Film Database.
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