Mads Mikkelsen Will No Longer Be Playing the New Villain in 'Thor 2'
Well, the new Silence of the Lambs TV series adaptation "Hannibal" is really screwing things up for Marvel comic book movie fans. First of all, yesterday David Slade was said to no longer be directing the Daredevil reboot because of his schedule to direct the pilot for the new series on NBC. Now another scheduling issue has come up for on screen talent this time. Zoomin Movies (via The Playlist) recently spoke with Mads Mikkelsen, who will be playing Hannibal Lecter in the new series, and he revealed that his schedule for the show will not allow him to play the villain in Thor 2, as we had heard a little while back. Well, that blows.
We're still not sure who Mikkelsen would have been playing, but his talent would've made for a great comic book bad guy to face off against Chris Hemworth as Thor in the sequel from "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor. So now we're left without a lead villain, though Tom Hiddleston will be back as Loki, and we're not sure who else will step up for the part. Could we maybe find out this week during Marvel's panel at Comic-Con? There have been rumblings of a few surprises at the panel, so maybe some casting news would be part of that. Either way, the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe will come to light very soon.