First claiming David Slade from his directing duties on “Daredevil,” it looks like NBC‘s “Hannibal” has forced another big talent out of a high-profile superhero movie.
First reported at the end of May as being in talks for the villain role in “Thor 2,” it looks like things haven’t worked out for Mads Mikkelsen to appear in Marvel‘s sequel. “Yeah, that’s not happening unfortunately. I had a meeting with them, but they were a little too late. And then ‘Hannibal’ came in, and everything just came in the same period, so now it’s not happening,” the actor recently told Zoomin Movies.
As you might recall, the actor is slated to play Hannibal Lecter in the upcoming series, with news of his casting coming just days after the “Thor 2” story broke. Currently shooting the road movie “Move On” for director Asger Leth (“Man On A Ledge“), the actor will move on to the television series after that has wrapped, with the network ordering 13 episodes of the show that will follow Hannibal Lecter – prior to his incarceration and working as a practicing psychiatrist – solving crimes alongside Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy), Lecter’s FBI partner. We suppose Slade and Mikkelsen can swap stories on the set about comic book movies that never were.
As for who will replace Mikkelsen, no word yet. It wasn’t even clear what role he would’ve been playing, so plenty of time to figure that out. The Alan Taylor-directed “Thor 2” will hit theaters on November 8, 2013.