Doctor Strange: First photos, Mads Mikkelsen cast as villain

Doctor Strange EW CoverCheck out the newly released pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and read more about Mads Mikkelsen’s role in the film.

Benedict Cumberbatch graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly in full costume as Doctor Strange, from Marvel’s 14th feature in its Cinematic Universe. The film is currently shooting in various locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong, and Kathmandu.

In an interview with EW, Cumberbatch discussed his costume and his spell-casting moves:

“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that. It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”

About the film, he also added: “There’s going to be crazy s*** going on.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed the film:

“We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie. But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.”

The film stars Cumberbatch in the title role as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel.)

Mads MikkelsenThe newest addition to this stellar cast is Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen, who has just been confirmed to play the villain of the film, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Mads is playing our main villain,” said executive producer Stephen Broussard.

While the name of Mikkelsen’s character has not yet been revealed, Kevin Feige had these details to share about the role:

“Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect….[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.”

Doctor Strange titleThe official synopsis of the film reads:

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”

Check out Entertainment Weekly’s gallery of exclusive pictures from Doctor Strange HERE.

Doctor Strange is set to be released on November 4, 2016.