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As the smoke from the Earth-shattering success of Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' starts to clear, the focus returns to the followup Marvel sequels. 'Iron Man 3' recently began production in North Carolina and now it seems 'Thor 2' is starting to pick up steam as well. Months ago it was reported that Alan Taylor ('Game of Thrones') would be taking over as director and now it looks like Mads Mikkelsen ('Casino Royale') is in talks to play the film's villain, or at least one of the villains. The studio is being very hush hush about who specifically Mikkelsen may be playing, but with Tom Hiddleston's Loki apparently still having a major part in the sequel, it's quite possible that Mikkelsen will not be the principal baddie. 'Thor 2' will begin filming this summer with a proposed release date set for November 15th, 2013.
I'll be completely honest with you, apart from Loki and the Frost Giants, I have absolutely no concept of Thor's rogues gallery. I can make blind guesses as to who Mikkelsen might play, but it would be a regurgitation of names I read on Wiki or the Marvel Directory with no frame of reference for whether he would be a good fit for those various characters. That being said, Mikkelsen was an outstanding Bond villain and I think evil suits him quite well. He's got a sinister presence and can deliver verbal jabs at the hero with icy disdain. As much as I think Tom Hiddleston has done a dynamite job with Loki, we've had two Marvel movies now in which he's been the villain. Therefore I hope he isn't once again the chief antagonist in 'Thor 2.'
What do you guys think? Are you excited at the prospect of Mikkelsen playing the villain? Who do you think he might play?