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The Mads Mikkelsen as Doctor Strange villain rumour is back…

August 29th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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While Hannibal may be gone soon, Mads Mikkelsen is anything but, it seems.

First he’s confirmed as being in A Star Wars Story: Rogue One (here) and now it seems likely the actor will be a villain in the MCU, more specifically, Doctor Strange.

We’ve reported 18 months ago that Mikkelsen was set to be involved, although there was no idea in what way although a bad guy was likely… some of us thought as Strange himself (we’d still love that just for the record) but now it seems near certain he’ll be a villain.

Speculation can go on – Baron Mordo or Dormammu, heck, Marvel wanted him for Malekith in the Thor sequel – but we love the idea of him in the MCU.

Benditch Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under the Ancient One in the comic books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.

Doctor Strange will conjure in on November 4th, 2016

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….