In just over a month, Marvel’s writing comic book movie fans a prescription for the long-awaited Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. And who better to go up against TV’s best Sherlock than Hannibal Lecter himself, Mads Mikkelsen? We admit that we’re a little disappointed that our man, Mads, isn’t playing one of Strange’s best known adversaries. However, our Doctor Strange set visit may have uncovered the real villain of the film. Today’s Nerdist News has the breakdown!
Join Nerdist News host, and defender of the Dark Dimension, Jessica Chobot, as she pours over the details of senior editor Dan Casey‘s trip to London earlier this year during the production of Doctor Strange. The first thing you have to know is that Mikkelsen is playing Kaecilius, a Marvel villain so obscure that even we didn’t know who he was! However, director Scott Derrickson teased the idea that Kaecilius is simply the servant of a greater evil. “I always loved the Sauron-Saruman idea in Lord of the Rings,” said Derrickson during the set visit. “You never see Sauron except, I think in the prologue…But what a presence and what a power. And we do more than that with this other-dimensional power.”
“Other-dimensional power”? You know, there’s really only one Doctor Strange villain who fits that bill and could be a proper big bad for the MCU. That’s right, the Dread Dormammu could be in this movie after all! And in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a fairly major actor in the Doctor Strange cast whose role hasn’t been revealed yet. Could Benjamin Bratt be playing the voice of Dormammu? That would go a long way towards making up for his part in the Catwoman movie!
What do you think about the potential Dormammu appearance in Doctor Strange? Do you want to see Bratt in the role? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!