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Mads Mikkelsen In Talks For Doctor Strange Villain

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Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is said to be in early talks to play one of the villains in the upcoming Doctor Strange Movie.

Variety reports no offer has been as of yet delivered to Mikkelsen, but one is expected shortly, and that the villain role is presently unknown.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is already signed up to play one of the villains in Doctor Strange with Baron Mordo. Tilda Swinton is also on board as Doctor Strange’s mentor, The Ancient One.

This isn’t the first time Marvel has eyed Mikkelsen as the actor was said to be up for the role of Malekith for Thor: The Dark World.

We can speculate on possible Doctor Strange villains Mikkelsen may be up for including Dormammu, Xandu, Nightmare, Mephisto, Chthon, Kaluu, Zom and D’Spayre.

Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange.

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Watch: Hannibal Comic-Con Trailer; Movie A Possibility

Check out a Comic-Con trailer above for Hannibal, which takes an extended look at the story of the Red Dragon, Will Graham’s new nemesis that airs Thursdays at 10/9c.

NBC recently let it be known they are not renewing the series, and the latest regarding the future of Hannibal is that Amazon and Netflix have passed on picking it up, but now the show’s creators have hinted a Hannibal movie is a possibility.

“I think this finale wraps up the television series in a really good way and also is a platform for a launch in a new version of telling the story,” producer Bryan Fuller told Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

Regarding why Netflix passed on it, it’s because Hannibal streams over at Amazon; as for why Hannibal didn’t get picked up at Amazon, Fuller stated it’s because Amazon wanted the series right away.

“Netflix couldn’t do it because of the Amazon streaming,” Fuller explained at the SDCC. “Amazon would liked to have done it but they wanted to do it very quickly and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before we starting shooting…the schedule with their desire to put it on immediately was just impossible for us.”

Fuller has hope the series will return in some form.

“We’d like to continue with the show so the way this season ends, there may be an opportunity for a little break and then hopefully we’ll find a way to bring Mads [Mikkelsen] and Hugh [Dancy] back to you.”

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NBC Cancels Hannibal

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Following the cancellation of Constantine, now NBC has cancelled Hannibal.

NBC has decided not to renew Hannibal for a fourth Season and the series is effectively cancelled with Season 3.

“We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons,” NBC said in a statement. “[Showrunner Bryan Fuller] and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have madeHannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”

Bryan Fuller also added: “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers. Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure.Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”

Last week’s episode saw a series low with 0.5 rating. 

It is possible Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere; however, nothing has been mentioned as of this time.

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Director David Slade Off New Daredevil Movie For Hannibal

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Add another to the list of people exiting super hero movies for NBC’s new series, Hannibal.

Now, in addition to Mads Mikkelsen bowing out of Thor 2, director David Slade will not be helming the new Daredevil movie from Fox as he moves on to Hannibal as well.

Deadline says that Slade could not make the timing work as he is directing the pilot episode of Hannibal.

With Slade out of the picture Fox will have to get moving on a choice for a new director as they need to have a new Daredevil film underway or the rights will revert back to Disney and Marvel Studios.

Deadline does state Fox has a script they like for the Daredevil movie, so an announcement for a new director should be forthcoming shortly.

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Mads Mikkelsen Bows Out Of Thor 2 For Hannibal

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1757:]]Mads Mikkelsen was in talks with Disney and Marvel Studios back in late May to play the villain in Thor 2.

But now it seems that won’t happen as Mads Mikkelsen will be taking a role on NBC’s new Hannibal series.

Mikkelsen tells the website Zoomin Movies (Via ThePlaylist), “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.”

With Thor 2 expected to begin filming soon, this month in London I believe, we may get an announcement from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige at the Iron Man 3 Panel, Saturday, at the Comic-Con.

Cosmic Book News will update when more becomes available.

Thor 2 hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.

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