With THOR having brought in nearly 360mil worldwide after only three weeks in release, Marvel is reportedly already talking sequel and have a duo of villains in mind for the God Of Thunder to tussle with. According to Cinema Blend, Marvel is eyeing The Enchantress and The Executioner as possible baddies for THOR 2 with a chance that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) might return as well.
Here’s the scoop from Cinema Blend:
Our source tells us that while the Thor 2 project is still in very early stages and they don’t expect to start actually writing the script until the end of the year, internally producers are kicking around possible villains. In contention to face off against Thor are two characters named The Enchantress and The Executioner.
In Marvel Comics lore The Enchantress is a powerful Asgard sorceress named Amora. In the comics her first appearance involved an attempt to take out Thor’s love interest in order to have him all to herself. That notion seems to fit pretty well with where the first movie left us. When last we saw him Thor was pining for, and obviously head over heels in love with, Natalie Portman’s Jane. Eventually he’ll have to bring her to court, and that’s going to piss a lot of Asgardians off. Loki could figure in here, if Tom Hiddleston’s character returns, since in the comics he helps Amora seduce Thor. The Executioner is a character closely tied to The Enchantress. He’s in love with her, and she manipulates him into doing her dirty work. He’s a warrior and easily manipulated. Toying with him could be fun for Loki too.
I’m definitely digging that Marvel is going big with this character and not reigning him in. A trio of villains for Thor to deal with sounds like fun times and if the sequel is have as good as the first film was then it will be. I’m also glad to see that Jane (Natalie Portman) might return. In case you didn’t know, Jane is reportedly NOT in THE AVENGERS which means that the cliffhanger (literally) ending of THOR probably won't be properly resolved until the sequel.
Oh and word has it that Marvel is hoping to get THOR 2 in theaters summer 2013 so it’ll serve as a companion to IRON MAN 3, bit like what they’ve done this summer with THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA. It’s definitely a good time to be a Marvel fanboy.
[via Cinema Blend]