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Obviously: Viggo Mortensen Won't Be In 'Thor 2'; Marvel May Drop 'Ant-Man' Footage Online

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 13, 2012 11:19 AM
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Well, duh. The rumor itself was built on shaky ground, and given the actor's choosiness and selectiveness over roles and directors he'll take on, it's probably no shock that Viggo Mortensen won't be in "Thor: The Dark World." Tenuous-to-begin with reports (or leaps of logic) had linked him to the role of Dr. Strange, and while the character itself isn't ruled out, Mortensen won't playing along in the sequel, and it's not like Marvel were even aware the dude was still taking scripts.

“We would love to work with Viggo Mortensen. I’ve been trying that for years. But I don’t know if Viggo is even acting anymore," Marvel executive Victoria Alonso said. "I thought he wasn’t acting anymore. It would be great to work with him in the future, but we don’t have him signed, no.” So to summarize: yes, he is still working. No, he won't be in the next "Thor" movie.

Moving on, it seems everyone geek really wants Edgar Wright to stop everything he's doing and go make "Ant-Man" already, but the director is currently at work on "The World's End" with his pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. But perhaps in a bid to appease fans for now, Marvel is considering dropping Wright's test footage screened at Comic-Con to the worldwide interwebs for everyone to fawn over and pick apart in equal measure.

"What we showed at Comic-Con was a work in progress. We’re working on finishing it, and I think you might see it. Not sure where, but we always listen to the fans. And if the fans demand it we make sure they get it," Alonso said. "I don’t know if we are going to post it online, but I don’t have [any reason] to believe we may not.”

We'd reckon they would have to clear it with Wright first (or least make sure he's cool with it) because not every director wants their early version of a potential movie out there for everyone to gawk at and comment on. But then again, if Wright was cool with it at Comic-Con, he may be down with showing it off to fans who couldn't make it to San Diego.

So there's your latest update on what's cooking in Marvel-land. So if Viggo isn't in "Thor: The Dark World" but if it does have Dr. Strange -- who should play the part? [Collider]

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  • David Scholes | September 14, 2012 8:29 AMReply

    Well I'd still very much like to see the master of the mystic arts in the next Thor movie. It would be the next best thing to the Earth's sorcerer supreme starring in his own movie.

    It also seems to me that Strange would not be atall out of place with thelikes of LOki and Malkeith around.

    As an Aussie sci-fi writer:
    I’ve written a solid collection of Marvel (espec Thor) fan fiction, why not check it out?

  • Jimmy James | September 13, 2012 3:00 PMReply

    Tim Olyphant could be great as Dr. Strange.

  • kathryn | September 24, 2012 3:24 PM

    and this --> proves it

  • Emma | September 13, 2012 1:55 PMReply

    Is Ms. Alonso really in the industry? Oh well..............................

  • Daniel | September 13, 2012 1:11 PMReply

    I say this every time: Depp as Strange.

  • Wash | September 13, 2012 9:20 PM

    When did Depp get dibbs on every "eccentric" role?

  • Travis | September 13, 2012 11:39 AMReply

    I found her denial of the Mortensen rumor to be a little over-the-top, leading me to suspect something may be going on. I mean, really? She still thinks he's retired? Come on now.

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