The cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange is coming together, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, and Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor set to co-star.
Now they’re closing in Mads Mikkelsen, who is in early talks to play one of the movie’s villains. No offer has been made as yet, but the Hannibal and Casino Royale star is expected to get one soon, according to Variety.
In the film, ‘Cumberbatch will play Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Marvel Comics artist Steve Ditko created the character in 1963. Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, while Ejiofor will appear as Baron Mordo, who also studies magic under the Ancient One in the comic books, before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.’
It’s not clear who Mikkelsen will play, but it is known he will be a bad guy.