Thor 2: The Dark World
In Hollywood there is a disease that's infected many people in the industry. And that disease is called "Scheduling Conflict." In some cases it's real, in others it's a cover story for that person not working out as hoped. Alas, Mads Mikkelsen contracted "Scheduling Conflict" and will not be in 'Thor 2.'
Hey, guess what? 'Avengers 2' is happening. So are 'Thor 2' and 'Captain America 2.' These sequels should be no shock to you considering they have made over $500 gazillion at the box office (that's a rough estimate). But at a Disney presentation at the Cine 2012 conference in Italy, Disney head John Lasseter showed off the official logos for these Marvel sequels in the Disney timeline.
It's easy to see a release date move as just card shuffling, but a movie's success or failure is often linked to when it comes out. Would 'Battleship' and 'Dark Shadows' tanked as hard as they did if they weren't caught in the wake of 'The Avengers?' We now have new release dates for 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Thor 2' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and more.
Marvel Producer Kevin Feige has been talking up 'The Avengers' success, and as such he's been led to also talk about some of Marvel's upcoming projects. With Mads Mikklesen signed on for 'Thor 2,' and the actor often playing heavies, the question was: Will he play Thanos, as hinted at by the end of 'The Avengers?'
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba. What do these people have in common? They're playing Nordic gods, but they aren't actually Nordic (three are British, one Australian). So perhaps to get closer to having actual vikings playing vikings, Marvel is talking to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen for 'Thor 2.'