Mads Mikkelsen Talks Humour And Special Effects In ‘Doctor Strange’

Doctor Strange starring Mads Mikkelsen

The now confirmed villain of Doctor Strange, Mads Mikkelsen has been talking with Digital Spy ahead of his latest film, Men and Chicken. Whilst promoting his new film, he spoke about the Scott Derrickson directed Marvel movie coming to theaters this November. Mikkelsen affirms that despite Doctor Strange having a different tone, it will still have the same Marvel humour fans have come to expect.

You can’t bring [the humour] yourself, if it’s in the script you have to sort of lean into the script that’s already there. There is some. My character is not necessarily carrying too much of it but Doctor Strange is.”

The finer details of Mikkelsen’s role in the new movie have been kept relatively quiet, with his character’s name only recently being revealed. However from the trailer we know this will be a CGI heavy movie as Derrickson and Marvel Studios create the mystical world of Doctor Strange. 

CGI is not a new thing for me, I’ve done it in a few movies, This one was not too bad, the CGI was not in direct interaction with me in my scenes, it was more like the backdrops, the landscapes would be slightly different sometimes, but I didn’t have to interact with it.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Doctor Strange opens in theaters from November 4, 2016.

Source: Digital Spy (via

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