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“Thor: The Dark World” gains “Lost’s” Mr. Eko as a villain


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“Thor: The Dark World” is getting a new villain in the form of “Lost” star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. It seems as though Mr. Eko did manage to get off the Island after all.

Variety has the news, reporting that Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play dual roles as Algrim the Strong and Kurse. While Kurse sounds like he will be a major villain in the flick, it turns out that he is under the control of Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith the Accursed, so there’s a chance he could be redeemed by the end of the film.

Here’s the story as we know it from the comic books: Algrim was the strongest of all the Dark Elves, but he is convinced by Malekith that he should fight Thor. Algrim ends up losing, and Malekith brings him back as an evil, more powerful being named Kurse. This likely will be a relatively big plot point in the film, though whatever Thor’s reason for confronting the Dark Elves to begin with will likely be at the center.

As big fans of “Lost,” we’re really intrigued by Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s inclusion in the cast. His Mr. Eko was one of the most complex and interesting characters on ABC’s hit sci-fi show, which was already riddled with complex and interesting characters. He seems perfectly up to the task of pulling off the dual personalities of Algrim and Kurse, though we can’t help hoping that he’ll end up being a good guy in the end.

“Thor: The Dark World” is due in theaters on November 15, 2013. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Zachary Levi, Alice Krige and Idris Elba. The film will follow the plot line of Thor’s confrontation with Malekith the Accursed and the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim made popular by the comic books.

Are you excited to see Akinnuoye-Agbaje in “Thor: The Dark World”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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