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Usually when a rumor is debunked, it's one that's made such waves that the debunking was absolutely essential. Perhaps that is indeed the case with the rumor concerning 'Thor 2's villain, but I guess I completely missed it. Apparently there were murmurs that Thanos, Marvel's death-courting super-baddie, was going to be the next foe for the God of Thunder to grapple with once he returned to Asgard and his own franchise. But in a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel President Kevin Feige shot that rumor right the hell down. When asked whether we'd see Thanos in 'Thor 2,' he said...
"No, future, future. But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist..."
WARNING: AVENGERS SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT.
Ok, I think that should be sufficient to ensure that the three people who haven't seen 'The Avengers' aren't spoiled. Given that Thanos shows up at the end of the movie, I suppose this rumor made some logical sense. However, I guess I took it for granted that Thanos would be the next Avengers villain and not utilized until such time as 'The Avengers 2' hit theaters. With the interconnected universe Marvel has constructed over the last four years, maybe I should have opened my mind up to that possibility, but Feige does seem to be definitively rejecting the claim. So now the question becomes, who will be the villain in 'Thor 2?' We know that whichever character from Thor's rogues gallery is chosen, Mads Mikkelsen will be portraying him. So, not being as adept in Thor canon as I should be, I'll need some help from my knowledgeable Spillios. If the 'Thor 2' villain is not Thanos, who do you think they will go with? For which of the villains would Mikkelsen be best suited?