Casino Royale's Mads Mikkelsen May Play The Villain In Thor 2

With Iron Man 3 getting ready for production these last few weeks, all we’ve really heard on the Marvel casting front has been about that particular project. But while additions to that cast, such as Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce, are awesome, what about the other projects that the studio currently has in the works? What’s going on with Thor 2? Today we have an answer to that question and it’s an awesome one.

Variety reports that Mads Mikkelsen is now in talks to star as the villain in Thor 2. The Danish actor is best known for playing the one-eyed antagonist in the James Bond adventure Casino Royale, but also worked with Nicolas Winding Refn on films such as Valhalla Rising and the first two Pusher movies. Unfortunately the trade doesn’t say who the villain of the film will be.

Alan Taylor, best known for his work on Game of Thrones, is directing the film and Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston will be reprising their roles. Production is scheduled to begin in September and Marvel will release the film on November 15, 2013.

So here’s the big question: who will he play? The assumption at large has been that The Enchantress and The Executioner would play the antagonist role in the sequel, but that doesn’t really work with Mikkelsen (Executioner is drawn as a hulking beast and Enchantress is a bit too much of a woman). So if those two options are out, who will be the villain of Thor 2? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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