Hannibal just stole Daredevil's director AND Thor 2's villain

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Jul 4, 2015

That new Hannibal TV series may be a serial-killer drama, but it sure is making some waves in the comic book world. Since NBC has opted to pick up the series, it has nabbed both an actor and director from two high-profile superhero flicks currently in the works.

Mads Mikkelsen was deep in talks for the villain role in Thor 2, but he'd signed on to Hannibal while he was waiting to hear back. So it seems the Norse god will need someone else to beat up on. Mikkelsen explained to Zoomin Movies:

"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."
Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade, who had been on deck to reboot Marvel's Daredevil for the big screen, is also on his way to NBC for Hannibal. So the studio will need to find another director pronto if it wants to keep this one on the fast track.

Pilot season is always a fluid time, with actors, writers and directors all left holding their breath to see what gets picked up and what gets dumped. Unfortunately, sometimes when the trigger gets pulled, it can throw some other projects off track.

What do you think about all these shakeups? Which of these projects are you most excited to see move forward?

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