Doctor Strange producers are in early talks with actor Mads Mikkelsen to play one of the film’s villains. There has been no confirmation if an offer has been made, so let’s watch this space as it is rumoured, one will be delivered shortly. Although the character in question is kept secret, there is suggestion he will be an antagonist to Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular character.
No stranger to villainous roles, Mikkelsen is known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in TV series Hannibal, and also starred as Bond villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. He was reportedly approached to play the evil Malekith in the Thor sequel. This association with dangerous and ambitious characters would be an interesting addition to the Doctor Strange dynamic.