Mads Mikkelsen will play the main villain in Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange film, according to executive producer Stephen Broussard.
The news comes via Broussard and Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. They revealed the Hannibal and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, saying only that he will play a rogue magician looking to open Earth to the mystical realm.
Kevin Feige discussed the film and how Mikkelsen's villainous role will be introduced:
"We will take audiences through 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, but there are also very scary things in these other dimensions."
Feige also explains that it's the job of sorcerers like Strange and The Ancient One, who is played by Tilda Swinton, to protect the people from these "scary things." So how does Mikkelsen's character fit into the story?
"Mads' character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect," said Feige. "[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."
Feige hasn't revealed the name of the villain, but he said that no one has guessed who it is yet. Broussard says:
"I've seen lots of names thrown around. No one has quite picked the name that we've chosen for him. It would be fun to conceal that, if we can."
We've heard a lot of fans saying that Mikkelsen would be playing Dormammu, but his role still remains a mystery. Who do you think the villain will be?
Doctor Strange will hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2016. Check out the new Doctor Strange images here.