Mads Mikkelsen Not Thor 2′s Villain After All

Around the end of November we head rumblings that Mads Mikkelsen would be playing the ‘big bad’ in Thor 2. Unfortunately those plans fell through, as he tells Zoomin Movies below (via The Playlist).

The actor was cast not long after these rumors as Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s new “Hannibal” television series and it turns out those commitments will prevent him from starring in the film. With the Marvel Studios sequel starting filming in August, expect a replacement announcement to come within the next few months.

Thor 2 reunites Chris Hemsworth with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Natalie Portman as the love interest Jane Foster. Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) is stepping behind the camera for its November 15, 2013 release date.