'Game Of Thrones,' 'Batman Begins' Actors Recruited For 'Thor: The Dark World'

Clive Russell

After the events of "The Avengers" as well as his previous solo film, you could forgive Thor for thinking that Loki has turned out to be something of a letdown as far as siblings go. Not to worry, though. It turns out that Asgard's most thunderous warrior has another brother in the offing — one we'll meet in "The Dark World," no less.

Deadline has the news on two new casting additions for director Alan Taylor's upcoming "Thor" sequel, including "Game of Thrones" actor Clive Russell as Tyr, older brother to Thor and Asgard's god of war. He is, unlike Loki, a natural son of Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins.

Russell has yet to make his "Game of Thrones" debut, but he'll appear in the upcoming third season as Ser Brynden Tully, the Blackfish, a fierce warrior and uncle of Catelyn's. Readers of the books are already well aware of Blackfish's badassery, so Russell's casting as Tyr already seems like a fantastic idea on paper.

In addition to Russell as Tyr, "Thor" has cast Richard Brake as a captain of the elite Einherjar, a group of warriors that fight alongside Thor from time to time. Brake is best known for playing Joe Chill, killer of Thomas and Martha Wayne, in "Batman Begins."

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