Mads Mikkelsen is biting at the chomps to play the delicious Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. He can almost taste it. Sorry for the bad puns. You can’t help it with that show. Following the cancellation of NBC’s “Hannibal” last year, show runner Bryan Fuller attempted to shop the series around to the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime without success.
To many fans’ disappointment, they were left wondering if Hannibal survived the fall with Will Graham at the end and what happened next. Mikkelsen perfected the role so well over three seasons.
Fuller has gone on to work on Starz’s “American Gods” and CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” while the various actors have all moved on to new roles. Mikkelsen has been extremely busy with roles in Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Even so, all have expressed a desire and openness to return at anytime should it be resurrected.
Mikkelsen, is out doing “Doctor Strange” press this week and told ComicBook.com that he remains very optimistic that he will eventually return to the Hannibal Lecter role. And, fans are very much appreciative of that enthusiasm as we would all love more episodes.
“There’s Hannibal in my future if Bryan Fuller is up for it. Then he gives us a call and he’s ready. I think [I’m ready], yeah. I think we all would be; we love that show; we love to be together. I think Bryan is such a clever man, so we’re game.”
Mikkelsen has key roles in two of the season’s biggest films – “Doctor Strange” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
As game as Mikkelsen says he is, Screen Rant reported that one does wonder how his scheduling might affect his ability to return to Hannibal. After all, he’s just entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Doctor Strange villain Kaecilius. Assuming his character survives the film, it’s not hard to imagine him getting called back for further Marvel Studios work. Also, he’s about to become a part of the Star Wars franchise as well, playing Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Just as with Marvel, if he lives, one assumes he’d be asked back for more space adventures — though that may be difficult considering Rogue One’s placement in the Star Wars timeline.
In Hannibal, gifted criminal profiler Will Graham has a unique way of thinking that allows him to empathize with anyone, including psychopaths. But while helping the FBI pursue a particularly complicated serial killer, he decides he could use some help and enlists the brilliant psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter. The two form a partnership and it seems that there is no villain they can’t catch together, but Lecter harbors a dark secret. His own brilliant mind has gone to the dark side and he has more in common with the criminals they hunt than Will could possibly imagine.
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