Over the weekend, new set photos surfaced from Doctor Strange, which revealed stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in action. Shooting continues in New York today, and CumberbatchWeb has posted even more set photos, some of which give us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the mysterious villain. Unfortunately, we don't know who exactly this character is yet, but as you can see in the set photos, he certainly has an intriguing look.
The actor is seen wearing intricate facial makeup around his eyes, and in some photos, he's seen alongside an unspecified woman, who also has the same makeup around her eyes. It's worth noting that the set looks quite similar to photos we saw earlier this weekend, so it seems that these unknown characters may be doing battle with the Sorcerer Supreme and Baron Mordo. It isn't known how much shooting is left on Doctor Strange, but the studio has already set a November 4 release date.
Doctor Strange, which started production in November, tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson. Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4, going up against Warner Bros.' Bastards and 20th Century Fox's Trolls.
The supporting cast for Doctor Strange includes Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins and Mads Mikkelsen. With three more months of shooting left, Marvel still hasn't revealed which characters Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams are playing just yet, but there are rumors that Rachel McAdams is playing the Night Nurse. Tilda Swinton is playing the Ancient One, with Chiwetel Ejiofor portraying Baron Mordo and Michael Stuhlbarg playing Nicodemus West.
Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange from a script by Jon Spaihts, based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Production on Doctor Strange will be an international affair, with shooting taking place in London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Take a look at the latest images from the set, and stay tuned for more on Doctor Strange as production continues.