Look out, Loki, it sounds like some new evil blood will be jumping into the villain boots with Thor 2. According an Empire interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (via ComicBookMovie), a new threat will be facing off against Thor and his ilk. Oh, and it’s definitely not Thanos, who was peeped during The Avengers end credits.
“No, future, future,” Feige said of Thanos’ movie involvement. “But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist …” That mystery bad-guy role presumably will be filled by Mads Mikkelsen, whose casting was announced last week.
While Feige offered no more details about the villain’s identity, he did say the sequel will show off more of Thor’s homeworld. “We’re going to see the other side of Asgard,” he said. “It’s not all polished and golden in this film. And the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie [Portman], and Thor returning with Jane Foster.”
So, it sounds like Loki, as played in both Thor and The Avengers by Tom Hiddleston, might be taking a bit of a back seat, or possibly a shifted role in Thor 2. Maybe Asgardian prisons are more solid than the usual superhero ones and we’ll only see Loki in chains — or, considering the comic book history, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Thor and Loki to team up against whatever this new threat is.
Directed by Alan Taylor and once again starring Chris Hemsworth, Thor 2 arrives in theaters Nov. 15, 2013.