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Mads Mikkelsen in Talks to Play Thor 2 Villain

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20:  Actor Mads Mikkelsen attends the "Jagten" Premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2012 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Not content to sit back and enjoy the breeze coming off its ka-ching-ing runaway hit The Avengers, Marvel announced today that it's in negotiations with Mads Mikkelsen to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Thor 2. Mikkelsen, who plays blood-weeping Bond villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, will join Tom Hiddleston's Loki in the Norse villain's circle. No news yet on Mikkelsen's character—although Surtr, the fire-sword-wielding giant, is still available.

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/2012 Getty Images