‘Doctor Strange’ Eyes ‘Hannibal’ Star For Villainous New Role

By August 27, 2015

Out of all of the Marvel movies set to be released in the next few years, Doctor Strange is possibly the most interesting addition. After landing long-running horror director Scott Derrickson, as well as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today, Benedict Cumberbatch, as the title role – it looks like Marvel and Disney are packing this one to the absolute brim with a unique and extremely talented team. Combine that with the zany, mythological world of Doctor Strange and it looks like audiences are in store for one of the most out-of-the-box superhero films ever.

After some interesting concept art was shown at this year’s D23, as well as the confirmation of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton to the cast, Marvel has been slowly revealing more and more about the film over the past few weeks. With filming set to begin later this year, fans are likely in store for some more last minute cast additions, confirmations, and possibly some more story details.

However, this newest possible addition might just be the most exciting one yet. According to a new report by VarietyHannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is apparently being eyed to play a villain in the film. While no offer has been made yet, one is expected to happen shortly and if everything works out, will make this the second blockbuster film that Mikkelsen has been added to, following his casting in Star Wars: Rogue One at this year’s D23 Expo.

The film is set to follow successful and cocky neurosurgeon Stephen Vincent Strange (Cumberbatch), who loses the ability to perform surgery following a tragic accident. Looking to regain his talents, Strange seeks out The Ancient One (Swinton), who trains him to become the Sorcerer Supreme and protector of Earth against all mystical and magical threats. Ejiofor will be playing Baron Mordo in the film as well, a fellow student of The Ancient One, before he becomes Doctor Strange’s nemesis. Rachel McAdams has also been rumored to star as the film’s female lead and love interest.

Mikkelsen seems to be a hot commodity now following the cancellation of NBC’s Hannibal, which featured him in the title role as the iconic serial killer cannibal. The actor is known for his unique look and performances, and should fit in perfectly to this mystical and unique world of Doctor Strange – assuming of course, the deal does goes through. If he is in fact added to the cast though, this might just be the most talented cast in any Marvel film yet.

Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th, 2016.

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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