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DOCTOR STRANGE: Cumberbatch in Full Garb, Mikkelsen’s Villainous Motivations Revealed

Now that we’re slightly off the Star Wars and Christmas wagon (sort of), it’s time for a progress report on one of Disney’s next projects: Marvel’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the good (magical) doctor.

Entertainment Weekly just released a picture of their next cover featuring Benedict Cumberbatch in full costume as Doctor Strange, as well as five more pictures to make us salivate like Pavlov’s dog. In one preview, you see Cumberbatch taking the classic stance Strange utilizes to conjure his powers.

“These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic,” says Cumberbatch. “And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s–t going on.”

Image Credit: Photograph by MICHAEL MULLER/© 2015 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2015 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.
Image Credit: Photograph by MICHAEL MULLER/© 2015 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2015 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

I don’t know about you, but this has got to be one of the most spot on looks ever translated from comic books to movies. For more exclusive pictures and beautiful pieces of concept art, you can find them at Entertainment Weekly. And don’t forget to check out the magazine, which hits stands Tuesday, December 29, 2015 for more exclusive info and set photos.

HANNIBAL -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter -- Photo Credit: © Robert Trachtenberg/NBC.
HANNIBAL — Season: 1 — Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter — Photo Credit: © Robert Trachtenberg/NBC.

While we’re on the subject of Doctor Strange, EW confirms that Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is playing the major villain!

Marvel Studios president and Doctor Strange producer Kevin Feige elaborates:

We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie, but there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.

And it is the job of sorcerers like Strange and The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) to protect humanity from such “scary things.” Feige adds:

Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect. [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.

Mikkelsen’s name has yet to be revealed. Feige and executive producer Stephen Broussard are keeping this one close to chest…for now.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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