Mads Mikkelsen Pics: 10 Villains He Could Be Playing in Doctor Strange

It has been known for quite some time now that Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen would be appearing in 2016's Doctor Strange movie as a major villain - an exciting prospect indeed - but, up until now, we really haven't had much of a clue about which villain that might be.

However, earlier this week, the first photos of Mikkelsen on the set of the movie were made public and, while it still isn't remotely clear who he's playing, the fact that we've at least seen him in costume lets us speculate a bit more about that.

Mikkelsen was wearing traditional robes - the kind you'd typically associate with someone versed in the mystical arts - and heavy boots. Most notable, however, was the makeup around his eyes.

It was colourful and looked like his skin was cracked. His eyes appeared to be opening a doorway to another world. Very bizarre, but also very intriguing. So here are ten villains we think he might be playing in Doctor Strange, based on the images we have now seen.


D'Spayre. Source: Marvel Comics D'Spayre. Source: Marvel Comics

D'Spayre is a humanoid demon whose inclusion in Doctor Strange would fit in with the idea of alternate planes and dimensions - something that Benedict Cumberbatch himself has said will be explored in the movie.

He is the creation of a powerful being known as the Dweller-in-Darkness - a Lovecraftian-esque creature and a Fear Lord who has clashed with Doctor Strange on numerous occasions in the comic books. The fact that D'Spayre's inclusion in the movie could potentially bring the Dweller-in-Darkness to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future is a very exciting one.

As a demon, D'Spayre not only possesses skills in the dark mystical arts, but he is also super-strong and super-tough, making him a worthy foe for the Sorcerer Supreme.

And now we move on to an admittedly unlikely potential character for Mads Mikkelsen to portray.