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Mads Mikkelsen confirmed to be main villain in Marvel's Doctor Strange

12.28.2015

Just this morning we received our first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and, given the response, it looks like Marvel's casting and costuming departments can count this up as a win. Cumberbatch definitely looks the part but DOCTOR STRANGE needs more than that, it needs a great villain. Chiwetel Ejiofor was cast as Baron Mordo this summer, and although the character is typically presented as a foe to Dr. Strange, it was hinted that the cinematic iteration of Mordo would not necessarily be of a villainous nature (at least not right away).

Mads Mikkelsen was also cast in the film, and Entertainment Weekly's recent coverage of DOCTOR STRANGE has revealed that he will playing the main villain of the film. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke a little further about DOCTOR STRANGE, saying that DOCTOR STRANGE 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 went on to say that it's the job of sorcerers like Doctor Strange and The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) to protect humanity from those "scary things."

Although the identity of Mads Mikkelsen's character wasn't revealed, Kevin Feige did give a few hints as to how his character's interests will come into conflict with those of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton).

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.

DOCTOR STRANGE hits theaters on November 4, 2016.

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Source: EW

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10:04PM on 12/29/2015
I can't wait for the scene where he whips Dr. Strange's balls with a bullrope.
I can't wait for the scene where he whips Dr. Strange's balls with a bullrope.
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4:09PM on 12/29/2015

Could he be another Dr?

Is there any hope that there could be a huge surprise reveal of Dr. Doom? Please let that be the case, pay Fox whatever it takes.
Is there any hope that there could be a huge surprise reveal of Dr. Doom? Please let that be the case, pay Fox whatever it takes.
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9:17AM on 12/29/2015
If anyone has the potential to craft a memorable villain for Marvel, it's Mikkelsen. I just hope they find a way to keep him around for more than one movie. Other than Loki, pretty much every villain is one-and-done and that significantly lowers the stakes when you know the hero is going to defeat his enemy by the end of the runtime no matter what. Let Doctor Strange suffer some losses and let Mikkelsen's character live to fight another day.
If anyone has the potential to craft a memorable villain for Marvel, it's Mikkelsen. I just hope they find a way to keep him around for more than one movie. Other than Loki, pretty much every villain is one-and-done and that significantly lowers the stakes when you know the hero is going to defeat his enemy by the end of the runtime no matter what. Let Doctor Strange suffer some losses and let Mikkelsen's character live to fight another day.
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11:30AM on 12/29/2015
Thats really the only thing i dislike about Marvels films, none of the villains get away to make a come back. We need that Vader villain that is through out the trilogy to be defeated in the final film. Mean while the main villain is bring in other foes to help fight his battles.
Thats really the only thing i dislike about Marvels films, none of the villains get away to make a come back. We need that Vader villain that is through out the trilogy to be defeated in the final film. Mean while the main villain is bring in other foes to help fight his battles.
8:54AM on 12/29/2015
Great signing for a villain. I hope Marvel has something special for him
Great signing for a villain. I hope Marvel has something special for him
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3:23AM on 12/29/2015
Echoing some of the below. Come on Marvel. Have some fun with this villain/actor!
Echoing some of the below. Come on Marvel. Have some fun with this villain/actor!
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9:39PM on 12/28/2015
Let's hope he's not going to be a wasted villain like Malakeith in Thor: The Dark World.
Let's hope he's not going to be a wasted villain like Malakeith in Thor: The Dark World.
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9:34PM on 12/28/2015
THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! MARVEL CAN DO NO WRONG!
THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! MARVEL CAN DO NO WRONG!
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3:19AM on 12/29/2015
Instead of hating on the fact that people like these movies and you don't, you could perhaps state what you have against this actor in this role....
Instead of hating on the fact that people like these movies and you don't, you could perhaps state what you have against this actor in this role....
9:23PM on 12/28/2015
Maybe it was a blessing to have Hannibal get cut right now? I don't know if the shooting schedules would have interfered but this is just awesome news.

Has anyone watched the show recently? Mads is just awesome right now. Only sad thing with all these MCU villains is the throwaway factor. Hoping Mads gets something more memorable.

Seriously I love me some Dr Who Eccleston but dammit I cannot remember him at all in Thor 2. Like not one line or anything specific.
Maybe it was a blessing to have Hannibal get cut right now? I don't know if the shooting schedules would have interfered but this is just awesome news.

Has anyone watched the show recently? Mads is just awesome right now. Only sad thing with all these MCU villains is the throwaway factor. Hoping Mads gets something more memorable.

Seriously I love me some Dr Who Eccleston but dammit I cannot remember him at all in Thor 2. Like not one line or anything specific.
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8:44PM on 12/28/2015
Mr Mikkelsen doesn't need make up or costumes, he's already looks like a villain.
Mr Mikkelsen doesn't need make up or costumes, he's already looks like a villain.
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8:42PM on 12/28/2015
He's going to make for a great foe against Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. Just imagine the scene chewing and fun, and intellectual chemistry these two are going to have with one another; whether it be a simple conversation or casting magic spells against one another. Absolutely can't wait. I just hope him nor Ejiofor are one and done villains. There too great to be killed off in one film.

And if Marvel had the rights to Fantastic Four, I also think Mikkelsen would have made the perfect
He's going to make for a great foe against Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. Just imagine the scene chewing and fun, and intellectual chemistry these two are going to have with one another; whether it be a simple conversation or casting magic spells against one another. Absolutely can't wait. I just hope him nor Ejiofor are one and done villains. There too great to be killed off in one film.

And if Marvel had the rights to Fantastic Four, I also think Mikkelsen would have made the perfect Doctor Doom.
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12:25AM on 12/29/2015
I know its so unlikely at this point, but I still like the notion that he is playing VVD. It'd be a great way to introduce the character.
I know its so unlikely at this point, but I still like the notion that he is playing VVD. It'd be a great way to introduce the character.
8:16PM on 12/28/2015

Twist

He's playing Mephisto and is working to bring an ancient demon into the fold only to be vaporized at the end into an unknown dimension never to be seen again,
He's playing Mephisto and is working to bring an ancient demon into the fold only to be vaporized at the end into an unknown dimension never to be seen again,
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5:24PM on 12/30/2015
I like the first part of your post...
And I'm afraid the second part is right !
I like the first part of your post...
And I'm afraid the second part is right !
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