You're scrolling through a gallery of 30 new images from Thor: The Dark World, and then all of a sudden you spot a character who looks kind of like Predator, if the alien beast had sex with a rhino. What the what? Who the hell is this badass with horns and where can I buy the action figure, STAT?!
First, let's back up. No, unfortunately Thor does not fight Predator in the sequel even though fans would totally love to see that happen just because... why not, right? This character is interesting because he's actually two characters in one. Portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, the pre-Predator-looking version of this character is named Algrim the Strong, and he basically acts as a "number two" alongside the film's central villain Malekith (Christopher Eccleston).
Here's what Algrim looks like before he turns into a beast with horns.
Now without spoiling anything, at some point during Thor: The Dark World Algrim becomes Kurse, or That Guy Who Looks Like a Predator-Rhino. Malekith then uses Algrim to just wreak havoc everywhere... because if you had that thing as your bodyguard, you'd wreak havoc everywhere, too.
And then they were best friends forever and ever... well, that is until the mighty Thor entered the equation. But we'll leave the rest of the story for you to discover yourself when Thor: The Dark World hits theaters on November 8. You can scope out several more images from the movie over at CBM.
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