Mads Mikkelsen may be busy promoting “Doctor Strange” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” by the last quarter of 2016 but he has teased major bits about his character in the upcoming Marvel movie in advance just so fans would go wild in anticipation.
Mikkelsen will play an unnamed sorcerer who forms his own sect and believes that perhaps the Ancient One is only “protecting her own power base” as told to Entertainment Weekly.
According to Comic Book Movie, the former star of the TV show “Hannibal” has teased that his character may not be the villain everyone thinks he is.
“He’s not a villain in that way – he’s a man who believes in something else than the hero,” Mikkelsen says of the character. “That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to make the planet look wonderful or he wants to save the world as well, but he has a different way of doing it. He is the antagonist, of course, but he’s not necessarily wrong.”
Does this mean that Mikkelsen’s character will be a “good” villain? Sadly, we will not know until the film drops in November 4 as the cast members’ lips are sealed. But it does keep up with trends seen in other Marvel movies (see Zemo in “Captain America: Civil War”).
In other news, speculation is rife about what “Doctor Strange” could mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as unlike previous entries which all involve superheroes, the new movie will be different. The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring movie will instead introduce magic to the ultra-successful movie franchise. One of the most popular theories regarding “Doctor Strange” as pointed out in a Huffington Post article is the fact that it could be MCU’s very first horror movie especially since its director has a background in making horror films.
“Doctor Strange” will be directed by Scott Derickson, who previously co-wrote and directed “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” His last project as a director was “Deliver Us From Evil.”
Watch the trailer for “Doctor Strange” starring Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton in full below.