There’s a new villain in town. Marvel Studios have finally confirmed that Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen will play the antagonist in their new superhero movie Doctor Strange; meaning he will face off against Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel’s president and Doctor Strange producer Kevin Feige expanded on the universe, “we will take audiences through a 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“.
He continued, explaining how Mikkelsen’s villain will fit into the story: “But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions. 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“.
Set for release in 2016, the movie’s synopsis reads: “Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions”. Catch the movie on November 4, 2016.