New ‘Doctor Strange’ Set Photos Reveal Mads Mikkelsen’s Villain


Following on from our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in action on the set of Doctor Strange, we now have our very first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the film’s mysterious villain.

There’s been no official word on who exactly Mikkelsen will be playing in this important chapter of Marvel‘s next phase, but the images below certainly provide some enticing hints. The actor appeared on the New York set in what we’re assuming is but one of his costumes, complete with some very intriguing make up.

As expected, speculation on who he’s playing is running wild at the moment, but most whispers have him playing either Dormammu or Mephisto, two villainous Marvel characters that have each had recurring stints opposing Doctor Strange. If we had to guess, we’d put our money on Mephisto.

Doctor Strange, also starring Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Benedict Wong, will hit the U.S. on November 4.