Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen has been announced as the main villain in Marvel’s new superhero movie Doctor Strange!
“Mads is playing our main villain,” executive producer Stephen Broussard revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
Although no name has yet been revealed for Mikkelsen’s character, Marvel’s boss Kevin Fiege does elaborate around the role, “Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect, [He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through.”
“We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie,” he says. “But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.”
Following yesterdays release of new Doctor Strange images, this casting announcement is just adding to the buzz around the film. What a great bit of casting!
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tony Paul West, Pezhmaan Alinia and is directed by Scott Derrickson. The film is set to hit cinemas in November 2016.