Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is up for a mystery villain role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange
Although “Hannibal” has just one episode left, leading man Mads Mikkelsen’s future is looking awfully bright. Not only will he star in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Star Wars entry, Rogue One, but Variety is now reporting that Mads Mikkelsen is also in talks to play a mystery villain role in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange!
Whoever he’s playing, Mads Mikkelsen won’t be the only villain in the Scott Derrickson film. It was revealed back in June that Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing the good doctor’s arch foe, Baron Mordo. Despite Mordo’s villainous role in the comics, it was said when Eijofor’s casting was announced that the cinematic version will serve as an amalgamation of several characters in the Strange canon. It’s likely that we’ll first see Mordo an ally.
This isn’t the first time that Marvel has looked to Mads Mikkelsen to play a comic book villain. Back in 2012, Mikkelsen was up for the role of Malekith in Thor: The Dark World. The part ultimate went to “Doctor Who” star Christopher Eccleston.
Scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016, Doctor Strange is scripted by Jon Spaihts and directed by Scott Derrickson. It is said to follow the story of neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
Also attached to star in Doctor Strange is Tilda Swinton, who will be playing the Ancient One. Rachel McAdams has also been rumored for an as of yet unconfirmed role.
Although no official Doctor Strange artwork has yet been revealed, fans attending the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim, California were treated to a concept art sizzle reel, teasing the look of the “Phase Three” entry.
What do you think about having Mads Mikkelsen finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and who do you think he’s playing? Let us know in the comments below!