- THOR 2 LOSES ROYALE
With a month or so to go before production is about to begin on Thor 2, it appears that Marvel is in the midst of casting the film’s villain. Back in May, it was reported that Casino Royale baddie Mads Mikkelsen had entered negotiations to play the unspecified villain in director Alan Taylor’s Marvel follow-up.
|Mikkelson will not be the villain in Thor 2|
Then in June, we learned that Mikkelsen had nabbed the role of Hannibal Lecter on Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s highly anticipated NBC prequel series Hannibal.
When this story hit, I was wondering how Mikkelson would be able to fit both these roles in his scheduled but it seems he wont.
Recently we learned that David Slade had to drop out of directing Fox’s Daredevil reboot because he’s committed to helming the Hannibal pilot and Fox has to get a move-on with Daredevil in order to avoid losing the character rights. Mikkelsen broke the news of his Thor 2 non-involvement in an interview with Zoomin Movies (via The Playlist):
“Yeah, that’s not happening unfortunately. I had a meeting with them, but they were a little too late. And then Hannibal came in, and everything just came in the same period, so now it’s not happening.”
Thor 2 starts filming in London soon. Thor 2 is slated for release on November 8th.