by Josh Starnes, CMRO Editor
Thor 2 to feature new threat
The character, presumably to be played by actor ads Mikkelsen, will not be Thanos, who was teased during the credits of Marvel’s The Avengers.
“There will be a major new villain. A major new antagonist,” Marvel Entertainment President Kevin Feige said in an interview with Empire Magazine.
Despite the arrival of a new villain to frustrate Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth (most recently seen in “Snow White and the Huntsman”), Tom Hiddleston’s Loki will not be going anywhere any time soon, Feige added.
“[Thor's] relationship with Loki will continue to evolve,” Feige said, noting that the events of The Avengers, will have “affected Thor for sure.”
The film will also showcase a larger amount of Asgard than the first Thor and it won’t be “all polished and golden in this film,” Feige said. “We’re going to see the other side of Asgard.”
Also hinted at in the interview was the possible arrival of Thor’s love interest, human scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), on Asgard as well.
Thanos, meanwhile, is being held for “the future, future,” Feige said of plans for the classic cosmic villain created by Jim Sterling in the 1970s.
Those plans may include use as a villain for “Avengers 2″ which Marvel has announced is in development.