Video: Mads Mikkelsen Talks Doctor Strange’s Kaecilius

CS sits down with Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Doctor Strange’s big bad, Kaecilius

This Friday, “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with director Scott Derrickson‘s Doctor Strange! For star Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the film’s antagonist, Kaecilius, it’s been a long time coming. As he tells in our exclusive interview, he was originally eyed for the Malekith role in Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World, but he couldn’t play the part because of his Hannibal schedule. The former NBC series also comes up when discussing the grand philosophies of Doctor Strange, some of which have some interesting overlap with some of the ideas expressed in the Bryan Fuller Thomas Harris adaptation. Check it out in the player below!

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We’ll have lots more Doctor Strange hitting this week, including video conversations with stars Benedict Wong and Benedict Cumberbatch. Then, check back early next week for a spoiler-filled interview with Derrickson himself!

Doctor Strange also stars Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Amy Landecker (Transparent).

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Doctor Strange is directed by Derrickson from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). The film follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Are you excited to meet Mads Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!