'Casino Royale' Villain Mads Mikkelsen Takes 'Thor 2' Bad Guy Role
Now that Marvel has firmed up not one, but three different villains for Iron Man 3, it's time that the other Marvel Studios blockbuster for 2013 got some casting as well. Variety has word that Mads Mikkelsen, likely most recognized for playing the blood-crying villain Le Chiffre in the Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, will be playing an unknown villain in Thor 2. However, don't count out Tom Hiddleston as Loki since the trade also says the mischievous brother of Thor will still have a big part as the sequel's antagonist. And for those who have seen The Avengers (hell, who hasn't?), there should be plenty of tension back at Asgard.
Frankly, I'm not well-versed enough with the world of Thor to venture a guess as to who Mikkelsen might be playing, but maybe the fact that Loki is still involved gives us a hint? Or does Mikkelsen's Danish background give us insight into his role? Comic book experts will have to sound off in the comments below with suggestions, hopes and dreams. All I know is Mikkelsen is a great actor and he should make for a solid adversary to the mighty Thor. In the meantime, fans of the first film will be happy to know that Idris Elba has already confirmed that he will return as Asgard's gatekeeper Heimdall, a character that many wish had more action in the first film. Production starts this summer with a November 15th, 2013 release planned.