Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Reportedly Circling ‘Hannibal’ Star Mads Mikkelsen for Villainous Role

Mads Mikkelsen is the latest star who could be up for a role in Marvel’s upcoming film, Doctor Strange.

Mikkelsen is reportedly being eyed for the role of the film’s villain, according to Variety. The site was the first to report that Mikkelsen is up for the role and while “no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly.”

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and goes from neurosurgeon to Sorcerer Supreme.

Cumberbatch was confirmed for the film’s title role in December with the one of the producers, Kevin Feihe saying, “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also on board to co-star as the Ancient One and Baron Mordo, respectively. Jon Spaihts is writing the screenplay and Scott Derrickson is directing the comicbook movie.

You can catch Doctor Strange when the film hits theaters November 4, 2016.

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