AceShowbiz - Though it has already begun its principal photography, "Thor: The Dark World" is still expanding its cast ensemble. The second God of Thunder movie has added two major demigod characters who will be played by %cRichard Brake% and %cClive Russell%, Deadline reports.
"Water for Elephants" actor Brake is set to star as the captain of Einherjar, a warrior team that fights alongside Thor on numerous occasions. "Sherlock Holmes" 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 %cChris Hemsworth% who reprises his titular role in the "Thor" sequel. Also lining up in the cast ensemble are %cNatalie Portman% as Jane Foster, %cTom Hiddleston% as Loki, %cIdris Elba% as Heimdall, %cAnthony Hopkins% as Odin, %cStellan Skarsgard% as Dr. Erik Selvig, and %cChristopher 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.