Danish actor Mads Mikkelson has made a real name for himself after a number of brilliant and intense performances over the years. Granted it was probably his stunning performance as the villain on Casino Royale which really got him noticed, but there have been plenty of terrific performances in other films as well. My personal favourite is his savage and brutal character One-Eye in Nicholas Winding Refn’s superb Valhalla Rising. He also played great roles in King Arthur and Clash of the Titans, and can be seen in more smaller film likes Flame and Citron and The Door.
The actor is now in talks to take on one of his biggest roles to date, the villain in director Alan Taylor’s (Game of Thrones) sequel. There is no official word as to which villain Mikkelson would be playing, but either way he would make a superb choice and will bring a real intense coldness to his character. If signed, he will have to share the villain role with Tom Hiddleston who will return as Loki, and his role with be very prominent again as he plays an antagonist.
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba are all set to return in the sequel, and many fans are now speculating as to whether the villain seen during the end credits of The Avengers will indeed be the villain in Thor 2. Rumours are that the villain seen in the credits was Thanos, and since the villain’s have already been announced for Iron Man 3, it would make sense that Thanos might be the villain for Thor. Then again, it may have been a tease for the villain in The Avengers 2, which has already started taking shape!
Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke with Collider a few months ago and offered up the following insight into what we can expect from Thor 2:
“[The heart of the movie is] Thor and Jane, to continue that dynamic. Really they were only together for three days, and do they love each other? Do they like each other? Do they know each other? We’re acknowledging that that love story in the first movie was sort of a quick crush, essentially, over the course of three quick days in the middle of the desert. And [the heart of the movie is also] the relationship between Thor and Odin, which does change drastically as it did over the course of the first movie, and picks up and continues from there.”
By Matt Wavish