Mads Mikkelsen has been fairly busy since his days because the people-eating star of Hannibal, however he’s all the time more than pleased to revisit his time on the present. Just final summer time, Mikkelsen joined fellow solid members and collection creator Bryan Fuller for a Hannibal digital reunion with Nerdist that reminded us simply how a lot we cherished this wacky collection.
Much to the chagrin of day-one followers, Hannibal abruptly ended after three seasons, however many have been hopeful that there might be a revival sooner or later. The hope by no means dwindles, and it’s as soon as once more been reignited after Mads Mikkelsen revealed to Vulture that he would “love to go back” for season 4. In truth, he stated that “everybody wants to go back” and that in the event that they do solely return than Fuller can lastly end the collection in a “proper, surprising, stunning way”.
But what may a possible fourth season appear like? If reminiscence serves, on the finish of the third season Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal fall off a cliff and plunge into the water under. We by no means actually study if both of them survived.
That ambiguity was purposeful, as a result of Fuller needed it to work as both a season or collection finale. But I believe the largest query on followers’ minds is that if the present hadn’t been canceled, would we’ve seen a romantic relationship blossom between Hannibal and Will? Apparently, Mikkelsen and Dancy tried to provide us a transparent reply on that.
Mads Mikkelsen needed to make shipper desires come true
For years now, particularly for the reason that present ended again in 2015, Fannibals have been loopy over the concept of Will and Hannibal being romantically concerned. It’s been the topic of quite a bit of fan artwork and fan fiction that imagined these two falling deeply in love.
According to Mikkelsen, there was a fleeting second the place he and Hugh Dancy nearly made shipper desires come true. Fuller finally nixed their concept for the ultimate scene, however Fannibals shall be thrilled to comprehend it wasn’t simply of their heads:
We really did a pair of takes of the final scene the place we had been taking a look at one another, and it was just a little too apparent — it was nearly a kiss. Me and Hugh had been like, “Why not? We have a couple of takes. Let’s do one. It might be cool.”
What a scene it may have been! Every Fannibal’s dream come true.
Sadly, whereas Dancy and Mikkelsen talked about it, the kiss didn’t really occur:
No, we didn’t. Never went for the kiss. Bryan cherished it, however he was like, “Too much, guys. It’s too obvious.” And he was completely proper. But I believe we had been simply caught on that. And quite a bit of the Fannibals needed it as effectively. It’s been a topic of homoerotic fan artwork. And for good motive, as a result of they’re so united as twins in some ways. But we by no means needed it to be a bodily factor. It was one thing a lot greater than that.
I can’t argue with Mads Mikkelsen there. The dynamic that Will and Hannibal shared was very difficult and nuanced. Perhaps if there was one other season quickly after, then possibly Fuller may have been satisfied to dive deeper into the stress between the 2 males.
But nonetheless, we’d have cherished to see some type of romance between these two, and I’m holding out hope that this might nonetheless be the case.
Give us Hannibal season 4 now, please!
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