EW revealed today that Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) has been cast in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Executive producer Stephen Broussard said, “Mads is playing our main villain.”
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president and producer on ‘Doctor Strange’ added “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. But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.”
Feige said the job of sorcerers like Strange and The Ancient are to protect humanity from the “scary things.” He continued, “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.”
Despite revealing information about Mads role, they are not revleaing the name of his villain yet. Broussard said “I’ve seen lots of names thrown around.No one has quite picked the name that we’ve chosen for him. It would be fun to conceal that, if we can.”
More on ‘Doctor Strange’ can be found in Entertainment Weekly’s First Look issue on newstands Tuesday.
Source: Entertainment Weekly