Perhaps best known stateside for being the bad guy in Casino Royale, the awesome Mads Mikkelsen is set to take on the role of another baddie as Variety reports the Danish actor has signed on for Marvel’s Thor 2. There is no detail on the mysterious character he will play but we do know Tom Hiddleston will still have a significant role as Loki.
At any rate, we do know Mikkelsen is an outstanding actor who has put up some remarkable performances in movies such as Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising and Pusher II as well as Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding. He joins returning stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba in what should be an anticipated continuation of the first film. Here is what producer Kevin Feige had to say to Collider about where the movie will pick in relation to The Avengers:
Look, the way The Avengers is constructed, not a lot of time passes over the course of the movie and whether it’s Cap or Thor on the ground in the States here in modern day, they don’t have a lot of time to deal to deal with their own stories, they’ve gotta deal with the stories of The Avengers. So while the relationship between Loki and Thor certainly has changed and has progressed, a lot of Thor 2 is picking up where it left off in terms of Jane, who you just saw for a moment on a computer monitor, and also what’s been going on in the nine realms without the Asgardians being able to use the Bifrost? I will just say it’s not good.
So do you have any idea who Mikkelsen could be playing? Speculate away in the comments!