Thor 2 to feature 'major villain'

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Kenneth Branagh directs one of 2011's most successful films in this epic fantasy action adventure based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the title name. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) banishes him to Earth, where he's forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Thor's new home, he learns what it takes to be a true hero. Rounding out the superb cast of Thor are actors Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo & Stellan Skarsgard.

May 29th, 2012

'Thor 2' is to feature a ''major, major new antagonist''.

The comic book movie will see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as the titular character, and Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige has revealed a new villain will feature in the sequel to the 2011 fantasy movie, but it will not be Thanos.

When asked if the Marvel Comics villain will appear in 'Thor 2' to seek revenge after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) failed him in 'Avengers Assemble', he replied: ''No, future, future. But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist...''

While no-one has been unveiled as the new villain, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen - who won the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday (27.05.12) for his role in thriller film 'The Hunt' - has been linked with an antagonist role in the motion picture.

Kevin revealed Natalie Portman will play one of the ''biggest parts'' in the movie as she reprises her role as nurse Jane Foster - who is the secret identity of Thor - and Thor will be affected by what happened to him and his brother Loki in 'Avengers Assemble', which saw the pair do battle with each other.

Speaking to Empire magazine, Kevin added: ''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 and Thor returning with Jane Foster.''

'Thor 2' - which is also set to feature Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Anthony Hopkins (Odin) - is due to be released in the US on November 15, 2013.