'Casino Royale' Villain Mads Mikkelsen Takes 'Thor 2' Bad Guy Role

May 24, 2012
Source: Variety

Thor / Mads Mikkelsen

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.

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i would have loved to have Thor in casino Royal *you must have been thinking i was bluffing Mr.Thor* stands in rage "MAY ASGARD BLUFF THIS!!!"

Jericho on May 24, 2012


Yeah, I was like AS LONG AS TOM HIDDLESTON IS STILL IN IT, I'M FINE. I like Mads Mikkelsen. His name too. I thought he was really awesome in Casino Royale.

fem!anon on May 24, 2012


He'll be Skurge. The loyal minion of the Enchantress. 

DRM on May 24, 2012


Oh yes. The Enchantress! that is a good guess. Is he big enough tho to be Executioner? that guy is supposed to be a pretty big.

Ian Pullens on May 24, 2012


Go see "Flame and Citron". You will be a Mikkelsen fan forevermore. That film kicked serious ass!

Chjapa on May 24, 2012



Xerxexx on May 24, 2012


knock out

Ehsan Davodi on May 24, 2012


Just one thing: Valhalla Rising.

One Eye on May 24, 2012


one thing what? That movie is horrible.

DaftBot on May 25, 2012


 No, it isn't.  Mads is awesome in that movie.

Daneforst on May 25, 2012


I'll agree... he's awesome in a poorly written, poorly executed, poorly edited film with zero story or character development. Yep. He's awesome in a piece of shit.

DaftBot on May 25, 2012


 Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks

that's like your opinion man on May 25, 2012


 DaftBot is daft.

Hatters gonna Hat on May 25, 2012


Good choice.

Nielsen700 on May 24, 2012


Well, since Thor has tangled with just about every other pantheon of gods in the book, he could be anyone.  Ares was a big one, and given his recent popularity thanks to a stint in Dark Avengers, it could be interesting.  Still, Skurge, Tyr (The Norse god of war) or maybe a minion of Hella's seems probable.

Robert Wright on May 25, 2012


would be a great casting for Executioner. 

DaftBot on May 25, 2012


Mikkelsen was great in Casino Royale. His role as One Eye in Valhalla Rising was better. Even if that movie lacked substance or made any kind of sense. Great choice. Hopefully Mavel doesn't f*ck it up like they did with a perfectly cast Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2. 

quazimoto on May 25, 2012


I like that you credit Mikkelsen in the headline as 'Casino Royale' villain but use an image from 'King Arthur' in the graphic. 😉

Sammiejo Lynn on May 27, 2012


Not King Arthur, its Clash of the Titans

Robert Wright on May 27, 2012

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