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Mads Mikkelsen says he’s Not Really Playing a Villain in Doctor Strange

Mads Mikkelsen is portraying a villain in 'Doctor Strange'

Doctor Strange star, Mads Mikkelsen, says he’s not playing that kind of villain.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies UK, Mikkelsen shed little light on what role he is portraying in the film, but he did provide this interpretation of his character:

He’s not a villain in that way – he’s a man who believes in something else than the hero. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to make the planet look wonderful or he wants to save the world as well, but he has a different way of doing it. He is the antagonist, of course, but he’s not necessarily wrong.

Whoever Mikkelsen is playing, that character sounds like an interesting opponent for Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange.

Mikkelsen also talked about how Doctor Strange will be different from the rest of Marvel’s movies:

If you look at the comic books, the comic books are quite different [to other Marvel stories]. I think that the film will be different from the other [Marvel] films that we’ve seen, but not as different as the books are, because that was basically the ‘60s and ‘70s — it was more like an acid trip. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the old comics but it’s quite a specific universe, with Kung Fu and Magic… so what’s not to love, really?


Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) discovers the world of magic after meeting the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton).

Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.SuperFable