Though “The Avengers” continues to dominate the global box office, Marvel is not slowing down on preperations for its future endeavors as Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to star as a villain in Disney and Marvel’s “Thor 2.”
It is unknown at this time what part he will play, but what is known is that his Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in the original, will still have a big part as an antagonist. Marvel and Disney declined to comment on the casting.
Most of the cast from the original, including star Chris Hemsworth, are returning, with Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) on as the pics director. Don Payne, who co-wrote “Thor,” penned the original draft with Robert Rodat doing the most recent polish.
Marvel has skedded “Thor 2” for Nov. 15, 2013, with production expected to start later this summer.
Best known for his role as the villain in “Casino Royale,” Mikkelsen’s pic “The Hunt” recently bowed at Cannes. He’s currently shooting “The Neccessary Death of Charlie Countryman” starring Shia LaBeouf.