Mads Mikkelsen in talks for ‘Doctor Strange’ role

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Nordic Noir lead Mads Mikkelsen is rumoured to be portraying a villainous role in the upcoming Marvel action-adventure film Doctor Strange. The Danish actor is in early negotiations to play the part and may be joining the British cast made up of Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejoifor and Benedict Cumberbatch who will portray the lead in the 14th Marvel movie instalment.

This is not the first time that the actor has been linked to a Marvel role as – a few years prior – it was rumoured he was attached to play Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World (2013) but was never finalised. It is evident that the renowned film company are keen to work with the man referred to as ‘The Great Dane.’

The past week proves to be a busy one for the actor as it was also revealed that Mikkelsen will play a lead in the upcoming LucasFilm and Walt Disney Pictures production of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Although his role has not been unveiled, it was assured that by Mikkelsen that it would not be a villain this time around. “My character is actually not a bad guy but can not say anymore”, he claims.

Mikkelsen has recently finished his part as the ultimate ‘bad guy’ after portraying Doctor Hannibal Lecter in the Sky Living crime series Hannibal for three seasons alongside British actor Hugh Dancy. The actor also starred in the Danish western drama The Salvation earlier this year.

Read our interview with The Salvation director Kristian Levring here.