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'Thor: The Dark World' Casts Captain of Einherjar and Odin's Son Tyr

September 25, 2012 (3:56 am) GMT
Richard Brake is tapped to play the captain of an elite warrior team who fights alongside Thor, while Clive Russell is set to play the natural brother of the God of Thunder.

Though it has already begun its principal photography, "" is still expanding its cast ensemble. The second God of Thunder movie has added two major demigod characters who will be played by Richard Brake and Clive Russell, Deadline reports.

"" actor Brake is set to star as the captain of Einherjar, a warrior team that fights alongside Thor on numerous occasions. "" star Russell, meanwhile, will play Thor's older brother Tyr, who is also the God of War. Tyr, unlike Loki, is the biological son of Odin.

Brake and Russell will join who reprises his titular role in the "" sequel. Also lining up in the cast ensemble are as Jane Foster, as Loki, as Heimdall, as Odin, as Dr. Erik Selvig, and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed.

Currently filming in U.K., "Thor 2" still hasn't revealed its plot details but it's been said that the film will see the hammer-wielding demigod fighting the Dark Elves. Alan Taylor serves behind the lens for the film which is scheduled to open wide in the U.S. on November 8, 2013.

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