ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

If there's something Strange in your neighborhood, you're probably looking at the fabulous Marvel trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's leading superhero debut: Doctor Strange!

Now that Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Karl Mordo, the question on every fan's lips is who the heck is Mads Mikkelsen playing?

Benedict Cumberbatch & Chiwetel Ejiofor on set
Benedict Cumberbatch & Chiwetel Ejiofor on set

The official line on Mads's character is fairly open to interpretation: Feige says that Mikkelsen is:

"A sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect [from the Ancient One]. [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."

The picture of Mads Mikkelsen — who is expected to be the Big Bad of the piece — is also quite mysterious and thought-provoking: He definitely doesn't look 100% like any of the comics characters, but he's vaguely sorcerer-y so he could be any of them!

So who the heck are ya, Mads? Here are the three most likely choices (based on the general chatter from fan discussions):

1. Dormammu

Aliases: Dread One, The Black One, Eater of Souls, Lord of Darkness, Lord of Chaos, Lord of the Dark Dimension

Dormammu is a pretty big Big Bad, and comes with some exciting prospects for Scarlet Witch and Loki if Marvel choose the Avengers/Defenders War path.

2. Nightmare

Aliases: Edvard Haberdash

With his strong jawline and crusty eyes on set, Nightmare seems to be the best fit — physically — for Mads's role right now. Nightmare would bring some pretty cool dream effects into the Marvel canon, providing a fresh, new type of supervillain for the silver screen.

3. Asmodeus

Aliases: Charles Benton

The Sons of Satannish could be a very cool part of the movie, creating pathways for other comic canon elements such as the Book of the Vishanti and Wakanda, too.

Check out more on Doctor Strange here!

Who do you think will be the main villain in 'Doctor Strange'?

Source: Comic Book, Virgin Radio, GC Images, Youtube


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