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While The Avengers continues to rake in the cash at the box office, Disney isn't wasting any time moving forward with its other projects.
In addition to Tom Hiddleston's sadistic, mischevious god Loki, Disney announced the casting of another villain for Thor 2, played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. There is no official word on which character he will be playing (my money is on Surtur or Skurge).
Mikkelsen is probably best known for being the baddie in Casino Royale, but he also starred in Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn's critically-acclaimed Valhalla Rising. Interestingly enough, Mikkelsen's character in the film is named One-Eye, which is the nickname for Norse god Odin (portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Thor).
Thor 2, directed by Alan Taylor, is expected to hit theaters on November 15, 2013.
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Idris Elba has vowed Thor 2 will be "huge."
The British actor is set to reprise his role as Asgardian gatekeeper, Heimdall in the sequel - which will again see Chris Hemsworth portray the title character - and though he says it will be an epic adventure, he also revealed the story will examine the characters in detail.
"Definitely Heimdall's more involved, but also, what's more involved is who the Asgardians are. I think we'll see a sense of that. It's a huge film, Thor 2, but I also think it's micro in a way that you start to look at people, who they are a little bit more," he said.
Though production on the sequel - which is expected to explore the other realms of the universe, outside of Asgard and Earth - has not yet begun, Idris can't wait to get to work on the movie: "I'm actually excited about it. I literally just did a costume fitting the other day."
Idris Elba will be returning to the Thor series.
The British actor - who played the role of guardian Heimdall in the first instalment of the action movie starring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hilddleston - has confirmed he will be back for the second feature, which is due to begin filming this year.
Asked if he had any Marvel projects in the future, he said, "Thor 2, for sure. We're going at it again." However, he admits he has yet to meet the film's director Alan Taylor, who took over after Patty Jenkins dropped out due to differences of opinion.
Natalie Portman - who played Jane Foster in the 2011 film - is also widely expected to return, although she was said to have been annoyed at Patty being sidelined in the project. The first Thor, which told the tale of the leader of the Norse Gods, played by Sir Anthony Hopkins, banishing his son to earth, made $448.5 million at the box office worldwide.
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