Former James Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as the villain in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Marvel bosses Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard have confirmed the casting to EW.com, revealing the Danish actor will play a sorcerer in the much-anticipated new film, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch.
“Mads is playing our main villain,” Feige says. “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. 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.”
Mads Mikkelsen Cast as Doctor Strange Villain
But Feige and Broussard have refused to give up the name of Mikkelsen’s character, revealing they hope to conceal his identity until the movie’s release.
“I’ve seen lots of names thrown around,” Feige adds. “No one has quite picked the name that we’ve chosen for him. It would be fun to conceal that, if we can.”
Doctor Strange will hit cinemas in November 2016.