Mads Mikkelsen confirmed for new Marvel film

Dane moving on strong from ‘Hannibal’ series

Aside from being sliced up in pop star Rihanna’s music video for her single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, Denmark’s leading man Mads Mikkelsen has been relatively quiet since the demise of the hit series ‘Hannibal’ over the summer.

But things are taking off again for the Dane.

First Disney confirmed that Mikkelsen snagged a role in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, a spin-off from the main nine-film series that will continue with its seventh movie, ‘The Force Awakens’, next month.

And now he was been confirmed as landing a role as one of the villains in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Premiere in Nov 2016
As well as Cumberbatch in the starring role as the neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer Stephen Vincent Strange, the cast includes Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, while Scott Derrickson will occupy the director’s seat.

The film, which is based on the Marvel comic ‘Doctor Strange’ from 1963, is expected to open in Denmark on 2 November 2016.