Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, known for his role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the NBC show Hannibal, has been revealed as the main villain in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange. In Entertainment Weekly‘s New Look issue, executive producer Stephen Broussard breaks the news and Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, confirms it:
“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.”
As secretive as Marvel execs tend to be, this is quite a revelation in and on itself, but they don’t give out any character names for free. In fact, there are still several characters who remain a mystery next to the list of stars who will appear in this movie.
What’s funny is that this is the second “Mikkelsen villain” Benedict Cumberbatch has had to deal with, since Mads brother, Lars Mikkelsen, played blackmailer Charles Magnussen in Sherlock‘s latest season.
Will we find out who exactly is Mikkelsen playing before Doctor Strange is released in November 4? It’s time now for speculation. Who do you think is the villain in the film?