Mads Mikkelsen had a peculiar experience auditioning for the role of Doctor Doom in the 2015 film Fantastic Four, but he is still interested in playing the character.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Mikkelsen had walked out of his audition. However, in an interview with ScreenGeek, Mads Mikkelsen denies that it happened in that way. Instead, he said the audition oddly revolved around his arm length and not in the character himself. Check out the quote below:
“I didn’t walk out. When I left it, I was just like – this is crazy. I don’t even have long arms. What am I doing in here? The audition was only about long arms. No lines. I felt a little funny.”
Even after that strange experience, Mikkelsen does note that he would still be interested in playing the character. He goes on to say:
“Yeah, it’s always interesting. They are experimenting with doing some of the villain’s stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes.”
Fox is currently developing a Doctor Doom solo film, so perhaps someday we might see Mikkelsen in the role after all.