Looks like the identity of Mads Mikkelsen’s mysterious Doctor Strange villain may have been revealed thanks to – what else? – a toy set.
Now, what follows below are SPOILERS, so be aware of that before you dig in any further.
Right. On with the show.
According to a report over at Heroic Hollywood, Mikkelsen will be playing Kaecilius. In the Marvel comics, Kaecilius is a disciple of Baron Mordo, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the movie. He tried to help Baron Mordo kidnap the Ancient One, but the attempt was foiled by Stephen Strange. Seems like Latino Review originally reported that Kaecilius would be the main villain of the comic book movie late last year, but Marvel has kept mum on Mikkelsen’s role ever since the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor was cast.
The only bit of intriguing info we got of the character was when Mikkelsen recently said that his Doctor Strange character was “Not really a baddie, but someone who believes in something else than what Doctor Strange believes in.”
As you’ll see below, the toys will be sold in pairs, and it’s interesting to note that Kaecilius will be sold with Baron Mordo. Here’s an image and a description for the Doctor Strange toys:
Marvel Minimates Series 70 Doctor Strange Movie 2-Pack Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the next entry in the long-running Marvel Minimates line! Series 70 of Marvel Minimates mini-figures travels to the world of the Doctor Strange movie, with four different two-packs: Dr. Strange with The Ancient One, Mordo with Kaecilius, the specialty-exclusive Stephen Strange with Christine Palmer and the specialty-exclusive Wong & Zealot! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box.
Doctor Strange will open in movie theaters on Nov. 3, 2016. What do you think of Mads Mikkelsen possibly playing Kaecilius?
(via Heroic Hollywood)