The identity of Mads Mikkelsen’s villain in Doctor Strange has been a big secret for months, but recent photos from a toy set (of all things) seemingly confirmed the name of Marvel’s new big bad. Things just became official, as a preview for the company’s Doctor Strange prequel comic reveals that Mikkelsen is playing Kaecilius — wait, who the heck is Kaecilius?! No, really. Who is this guy?
The identity of Mads Mikkelsen’s mysterious villain in Doctor Strange has been the subject of much speculation, with fans assuming the former Hannibal star is either playing classic comic baddies like Dormammu or Nightmare. Those would be good guesses, but they’re both incorrect — it turns out Mikkelsen is playing an antagonist most people have never even heard of before, but one that might make for a much more interesting story.
As promised last week, the first trailer for Doctor Strange has arrived to tease a more mystical, psychedelic corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the trailer is now online and offers our first real look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular Sorcerer Supreme in action — along with the debut of Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One.
Just yesterday we got a new look at Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the set of Doctor Strange, as the actors (along with some colorfully-costumed co-stars) filmed a scene in New York — in broad daylight! Where anyone could see! Today brings more photos from the set of Marvel’s mystical superhero film, this time giving us a sneak peek at Mads Mikkelsen’s secretive villain and his seriously rad makeup.
Is there a better villain than one played by Mads Mikkelsen? He’s cooked up decadent feasts as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, tortured poor James Bond with a rope, and was the baddie who had Rihanna’s money earlier this year. Now, we finally know who the Hannibal star will play in Marvel’s Doctor Strange: the bad guy!
Production has officially begun on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with director Scott Derrickson at the helm and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in what promises to be a truly unique and, well, strange offering from the MCU. Marvel has formally announced the start of production and confirmed the central cast, including former Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, who had previously been in talks for a role.
The filming of Thor: The Dark World, is officially underway in Surrey, England, and the U.K. Daily Mail and Splash News have the photos and video to prove it. Though it's nice to see Chris Hemsworth continues his tradition of stomping foes, the new footage and photos principally give Jaimie Alexander some time to shine as the warrior Lady Sif...
What is more exciting about the prospect of a Thor 2 that features the return of all the first movie's familiar faces in a movie helmed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor? Well, how about the addition of Casino Royale's bad guy, Mads Mikkelsen as a second villain alongside Tom Hiddleston's Loki...