The filming has now wrapped for hotly-anticipated new Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’, with Brit star Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious sorcerer.
But now we’ve have our first look at the movie’s villain, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen too.
Sporting some pretty serious eye make-up, the 50-year-old 'Hannibal’ star was snapped on set in New York over the weekend shooting the final scenes.
It’s not yet known which character Mikkelsen is playing from the Doctor Strange comic book world, but Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige let slip that he’s a rogue sorcerer who has broken ranks to form his own sect, at odds with the established order which is presided over by Tilda Swinton’s character the Ancient One
“[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,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly.
Cumberbatch is playing Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who following a near-fatal car accident discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
He stars opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor are Karl Mordo, a supervillain in the comics, but in this movie a character with more ambiguous morals.
According to the '12 Years A Slave’ star, he’s 'a very complex character that, really, I don’t think can be nailed down either way’.
Rachel McAdams, meanwhile, plays a fellow neurosurgeon to Strange, with 'Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Stuhlbarg playing Nicodemus West, a rival scientist.
Also starring are Benedict Wong as Wong, Strange’s valet, who 'performs healing duties, assists in occult matters, is knowledgeable in martial arts, and tends to Strange’s affairs’, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins.
Cumberbatch even swung by JHU Comic Books on East 32nd Street during a break in filming, in full costume.
Manager Rene Rosa told the New York Daily News: “He said he came to specifically to see us since it would be ridiculous not to visit a comic book store because he was filming nearby.
“There were only about five or six people in the store, but everyone went crazy when they saw him. One lady screamed at her boyfriend, 'Did you see what just happened?’ But he was in the back looking at comics, not paying attention.“
Directed by 'The Exorcism Of Emily Rose’ and 'Sinister’ helmsman Scott Derrickson, it’s due out in November.
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