Doctor Strange took the box office by storm and catapulted Marvel into the world of sorcery.
Mads Mikkelsen, who played the film’s villain, Kaecilius, was recently interview about the film. He discussed what it was like working on Doctor Strange and also what was going through his character’s mind.
Mikkelsen was asked about what it was like to film the final scene of Doctor Strange, which included a lot of special effects.
“That was beautiful for us as well, we built that entire street twice actually, because we came back and revisited it, it was an amazing set to be in as well. There was a lot of tricky things going on during that sequence. First of all, we were all upside down, everything was spinning, time was reversed and then it was actually forwarded again, for some of us. So it was actually quite tricky to keep track on things like, you know, ‘Is that woman still in her car? Or is she being thrown out of it now?,’ and a lot of things like that.
We were shown an animated version of everything to keep track of it, but it was so difficult for us to get our heads around. But it was beautiful as well, and we shot it in different layers and then put it all together. Sometimes we had people doing it backwards, and other people doing it forwards because some of the stuff was tricky. You can’t really run backwards, it doesn’t really look like running then. But there was a couple of things that we had to get our heads around.”
There have only been a couple of Marvel villains that have lived to see another day, like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. But would Mikkelsen be open to the idea of returning for a Doctor Strange sequel?
“Yeah, you can always go back, and it’s always interesting to see these character’s stories, and yes, I wouldn’t mind going back and doing that. But obviously, you also can’t do that in a ‘Doctor Strange’ film because it would be like eight hours long of everyone’s backstory. But obviously if there was a chance to do it, it would be fun. But for the actors, it’s not a big checklist thing. We know what the story is and we’ve talked about it, but we just take off from the moment when the story starts and then have to carry that responsibility ourselves from then on.”
You can read the entire interview with Mikkelsen here.
Doctor Strange will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD later this month.