Mads Mikkelsen’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Role Revealed

By June 21, 2016
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Marvel’s Doctor Strange is still shrouded under a heavy veil of secrecy for the time being, with most fans expecting to learn more about the highly-anticipated film at San Diego Comic-Con this year, and the visually-stunning, vague teaser trailer didn’t do much to clear up the confusion either, as much as it just gave fans a taste of the movie’s tone and look. One of the film’s most mysterious parts may have just been revealed though, through a leaked toy description nonetheless.

Heroic Hollywood got its hands on a sneak peek for one of the many toy sets being released in conjunction with the film later this year, and apparently, it revealed Mikkelsen’s character to be Kaecilius. Here’s the toy’s description:

Marvel Minimates Series 70 Doctor Strange Movie 2-Pack Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the next entry in the long-running Marvel Minimates line! Series 70 of Marvel Minimates mini-figures travels to the world of the Doctor Strange movie, with four different two-packs: Dr. Strange with The Ancient One, Mordo with Kaecilius, the specialty-exclusive Stephen Strange with Christine Palmer and the specialty-exclusive Wong & Zealot! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box.

Some of you may be scratching your head in regards to that name, and I wouldn’t really blame you either. In the comics, Kaecilius is an agent of Baron Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the movie), who in the film seems to have, at the very least, a partnership with Stephen Strange, and isn’t enemies with the Sorcerer Supreme quite yet. The movie’s relationship between Mordo and Kaecilius, if that is in fact who Mikkelsen is playing, is still unclear as well, and this toy doesn’t do much to clear that up either.

Derrickson has previously hinted that Mikkelsen’s role wouldn’t be one of the obvious villain choices for a Strange standalone movie though, and this character certainly fits that description at the very least. The toy also confirms that Rachel McAdams will be playing Night Nurse in the movie, though previous reports and her brief appearance in the teaser had basically confirmed that anyways. With Kaecilius as possibly the main villain of Doctor Strange though, I’m starting to think more and more that Mordo’s arc into villainy may be something that’s built up to throughout the entire film, especially if the movie keeps at all close to his relationship with Kaecilius.

As for the cause of Mikkelsen’s strange eyes in the film – that’s still unknown as well, and for the moment, this doesn’t do much to quell the theories that his character could be a host for Dormammu in the movie, which continues to be one of the most popular and interesting theories surrounding the film right now.

Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable