Mads Mikkelsen in his villain costume for ‘Doctor Strange’: would you hit it?


On Sunday, we covered the first photos we had of Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor filming Doctor Strange in NYC. It felt like the collective reaction to the pics was “meh,” which is sad because Doctor Strange is sort of a big deal in the Marvel universe. Meaning, Marvel put a lot of time and money into finding the right Doctor Strange, and they’ve already been filming it for months, at a likely exorbitant cost. The film comes out in November and Marvel really, really needs people to be excited about it. I fear all the Marvel nerds are more geared up for Captain America: Civil War. But maybe they’ll excited about Strange whenever we get a trailer.

Anyway, these are more photos from the set. They filmed throughout the weekend and it looked like the same sequence, something involving Chiwetel and Benedict running around pretending to shoot magical beams of Strange Magic. We also got some photos of Mads Mikkelsen, who is reportedly playing the villain or a villain. Check out his crazy eye makeup! So, between Mads, Benedict and Chiwetel, who would you rather? That’s such a tough call, isn’t it? How about Marry, Screw, Kill: Chiwetel, Bendy and Mads. Marry Chiwetel. Screw Bendy. And kill Mads?

Also – Sophie Hunter was seen on the New York set of Strangego here to see photos. There are also some photos of Sophie, Benedict and baby Christopher walking around New York this weekend – go here to see.




Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. lilacflowers says:

    I’m showering with Mads this morning.

    • Cricket says:

      HONK HONK HONK for more Mads!!!!

    • Eve says:

      @ Lilacflowers:

      Shower? Just the two of you in the shower?

      All right, let me get my Norman Bates’s mother’s costume…aaaaand knife.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Too late. We finished showering quite some time ago. I moved on to a foot massage from Idris and am now nice and relaxed and pampered and ready for lunch and a snowball fight with my Tommy LEGS. Because it snows in April here

        Mads, or what’s left of him, is lying on the bathroom rug. All yours

      • Eve says:

        Fine. But Idris will be talking about himself in the third person ALL. THE. TIME.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        That is why we have ball gags

      • Eve says:

        Ohhhh, no no no no NOPE.

        You guys don’t get to cry “ball-gag” every time you’re confronted with your blokes’s bad traits.

        You will take Idris, but without ball-gags or ear plugs (duct tape, ties and scarfs are also forbidden). Oh, and he’ll be allowed to rap, too.

        I HAVE SPOKEN!

      • TotallyBiased says:

        GO, EVE! #ISupportThisPosition

    • Londongal says:

      1.) tales of the veranda is amazing.
      2.) Mads totally has to be in on that.

  2. kri says:

    He looks like he is running away from the Kardashian’s plastic surgeon. But that aside, YES, cause he is sexy and brilliant.

  3. Lindy79 says:

    And kill Mads?

    I shamelessly clicked on the pics of Sophie visiting the set and it just kills me that she’s in normal clothes and he’s in costume. Spouses and families visit sets all the time but this seemed a little…..staged for pictures or am I being very cynical?

    • Magnoliarose says:

      I think it’s probably a mix of she’s there and why not take a few shots for PR.

    • vilebody says:

      Also, can personally confirm that Mads is a really nice person in real life. I went to a fundraiser he was hosting, and he literally went around from table to table, making sure to say hello to every.single.person (even those, like me, who had gotten the cheapest tickets possible!). He was perhaps a little tipsy, but that only added to the fun!

      • Cricket says:

        love it! thanks for sharing! I love Mads ever since Casino Royale.. he was just such a great villain.

  4. mkyarwood says:

    I just think the costumes look budget. Like, Mads, I think I have those boots and I definitely have a yard apron like that. The makeup also looks pretty ‘easy’ in the realm of FX. None of this affects how much I would hit it, tho.

    • Eve says:


      Which is your size? If it’s a 4, send them over here!

    • Sixer says:

      Mads could never look budget!

      *waves at Evelet*

      • Eve says:


        P.S.: I destroyed my old phone (long, sad story) so my sister, even though I told her I hated smartphones, gave me a new one which I hated at first. I’m starting to warm up to it just because of these different emoticons.

      • Sixer says:

        I have a Samsung Galaxy but I can’t work it. I am not good at phones.

      • Cricket says:

        Seriously! Mads can wear a suit! Loved his wardrobe in Hannibal!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I love my Galaxy S5, now that Samsung phones take decent pictures. Every time I get a new phone, I hand it to Mr. Balls and he sets everything up and shows me the new features so I don’t have to figure it out. He’s useful that way.

  5. SM says:

    Kill Mads??? No way. He is one brilliant, talented man and hence sexies of them all. Not sure about the make up, he is well capable of playing a villain without all that glitter in his eyes

  6. ds says:

    Have to admit that Cumberbatch looks great as Doctor Strange. Chiwetel seems to be rocking his character also, but I am a forever Mads fan

  7. lilacflowers says:

    Marry Chiwetel, Screw Mads. Kill Cumberbatch.

  8. Sixer says:

    Mads locked in the wardrobe Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Out for business (with moi) Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Chiwetel locked in the wardrobe Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Out for business (with moi) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. I get Sundays off (grooming, or some equally unlikely Sixer activity, since it’s a fantasy). They share the wardrobe on Sundays. I don’t mind what they do while they’re sharing. But if they go to Narnia, they must be back on time for duties.

    Bendy chained to a soapbox at Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner Monday to Sunday. His fans appreciate his politicking. His unfans throw eggs. He’s gobbing off. Everyone’s happy.

    • lilacflowers says:


    • NUTBALLS says:

      Business as in Business Time??

    • Sixer says:

      That’s my business. ;)

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Sixer, did you catch Undercover last night? I thought it was suspenseful, even with some of the cliche-ish bits. Love that’s there’s yet another autistic character to watch on primetime TV. You Brits are so much farther ahead of us in bringing them into mainstream entertainment.

        ETA: I’m really enjoying Employable Me. Thanks for pointing me to that show. It’s a nice counterbalance to the darker dramas I’m watching.

        I like how between these two shows and the A word, people are seeing the various ways autism presents itself. No two kids are alike.

      • Sixer says:

        Recorded but not watched yet! Sixlet Minor got kicked in the ankle at football yesterday, went down awkwardly, and we spent half the afternoon in casualty. Nothing broken thank heavens. Being the kindly mother that I am, I donated the posh tellybox (aka MY tellybox) to his viewing pleasure for the evening. I am a nice mum, right? Especially considering he watches even worse tishtosh than Sixlet Major.

        Employable Me is just an antidote to the shiznit in life, isn’t it? I don’t watch much non-drama TV but sometimes you just need something uplifting. Have you seen the one with the guy with Tourettes doing tree surgery?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        You are a good mum… and thank heavens for recordable TV! 20 years ago, you would have had a moral dilemma on your hands!

      • Sixer says:

        I think 20 years ago, I would have resorted to um… um… stuffing him with sweets and chocolate? He watches British and American comedy shows (or sport). I cannot STAND canned laughter. I read my book!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “Have you seen the one with the guy with Tourettes doing tree surgery?”

        Yes, I’ve seen it and I got a little crush on him too!

        I didn’t know much about Tourettes, but both fella’s broke my heart. I can’t imagine what it must be like to deal with that every day.

      • Sixer says:

        It was enlightening, wasn’t it? The first guy had to have a relative for protection just to get on a train.

  9. ncboudicca says:

    I don’t think I’d hit it, but I’d wear those boots.

    Hoping these costumes look less cheesy once the behind-the-scenes wizards do all the magic in editing.

  10. Dana says:

    Marry Mads. Screw Chiwetel. Kill Cumsinbatches (name courtesy of DListed).

  11. Mia4s says:

    The costumes actually look great for being without FX and proper lighting. This could be great, especially with that cast.

    I made the mistake of glancing at the comments in those links. Yikes!! I enjoy Cumberbatch’s work, I genuinely think he’s great. Couldn’t care less what he does offscreen. My god he attracts some crazy fans! Ladies, it’s simple: He had sex with a woman, married her and had a child. He likely also had sex with numerous women who he didn’t marry or have a kid with. It happens. Grow up.

    • Eve says:

      COMPLETELY agree with you. Costumes and makeup look great even without post production effects. I bet the final result will look amazing.

      Won’t click on the baby’s link though — I trust your judgment on this. Yikes!

      • Mia4s says:

        I’m happy to take one for the team on the comments. Sometimes I wish I could see the stunning, massive, worldwide conspiracies about….actors…these people see. It would certainly make life…interesting. 😉

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Chitty bang bang is the only one who interests me.

  13. Insomniac says:

    Oh, goodness. Too many hot men in this film. I don’t think I will be able to handle this when it’s out.

  14. aenflex says:

    Looks like Katee Sackoff from BSG.

  15. Julia A. says:

    The costumers look pretty good without the aid of layering and lighting from post-production honestly.

    And hell no, Kaiser. Mads looks like a middle-aged Neanderthal.

    • Kay says:

      He sounds like one, too. Said he’s not a fan of “political correctness”–in regard to why he thinks women shouldn’t be more compelling roles in crime dramas, no less–and starred in those so sexist it’s almost unbelievable Bo Concept ads.

      Like, don’t get me wrong, actors mess up all the time, but it’s actually clear Mads is a card-carrying sexist.

      • Eve says:


      • Eve says:

        @ Kay:

        “Bo Concept ads?” Am curious and scared at the same time now. Would you have the kindness to provide a link? Or should I google it myself? I’m asking this because the articles will probably in Danish, right?

        Nevermind. I know myself. I’ll end up googling it anyway.

  16. MexicanMonkey says:

    Out of the three Chiwetel is the one I find most attractive. Ever since his role in Serenity I had a soft spot for that man, he is talented and gorgeous.

    Tho I have to admit the beard is doing wonders for Benedict’s face, it actually gives him a chin.

  17. BettyD says:

    The Daily Mail article attached to the Bendy, Sophie and baby pics is cracking me up. Between his “sculpted arms” and her “raven tresses,” I am dying. Also, funny how they emphasis the 9-month-old baby and flat out exaggerate the “wife of nearly two years.” I couldn’t care less personally about the genesis of their relationship, but I was like “I thought they got married around Valentine’s Day last year, and she was already pregnant?”

    More firmly on subject, I freely admit that Mads does nothing for me, but the costume seems really blah and the face makeup just reminds me of Leto’s Suicide Squad Joker minus the green. All of these costumes and filming shots look really goofy, and I’m a comic book movie fan.

  18. NeoCleo says:

    I love this man. What cheekbones!

  19. Chaucer says:

    I would do Mads all day everyday. Can I honk for more Mads coverage because HONK HONK!

  20. nlikey says:

    I wonder why nobody pointed out that he looks completely ridiculous here, a total twat. He just does. He will look differently with all the effects added though, so I am not worried. I love Mads.

  21. Ravensdaughter says:

    My sons are 14 and 16, and this film looks like something I could take them to see without a double eye roll in response to my proposing to see it.
    Cumby is one thing (posh, attractive, intelligent, etc), Mads is a beast! (That’s a good thing).

  22. Ari says:

    Like i said someplace else I want to say he looks ridiculous but id be lying because all i wanna do is jump on that mans face i love him with a passion that is unreal (and hugh dancy too lol)

  23. NUTBALLS says:

    I’m really liking the costumes for this film. Now I really want to see SWINTON in full Ancient One garb.

    ETA: That Cumberbabe is adorable.

  24. ChimChimsMom says:

    Her body language in those set visit photos… she’s often pulling away, or tilting her head and neck away from him.

  25. Tiffany says:

    Until Swedish is my first language.

  26. Eve says:

    Mads is perfect. Say something bad about him while next to me and somebody may end up toothless ( hint: not me).

    He’s another actor I’d rather see as Dr. Strange than Mr. Cumberbatch.

    P.S.: I love the strange shape of his lips. That overbite is super sexy, in my opinion. And I especially like his snaggle teeth (never try to “fix” them, hun).

    • Sixer says:

      I love it when you threaten shanking and tooth-breaking.

      • Eve says:

        Actually, I’m a sweetheart in real lif…HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Couldn’t even finish the sentence without laughing.

        Seriously, I have anger management issues. But you won’t find a more law abiding citizen.

      • Sixer says:

        I’m a naysaying old boot on here. And a naysaying old boot in real life. Oops! But I’m nice to animals and my kids. That will have to do!

  27. Nikayna says:

    I’m sorry but this looks badass. I am all in for this movie. It’ll be a helluva good time even if it isn’t the greatest story. The cast alone is amazing!

  28. Eve says:

    Dr. Strange is Marvel’s tent pole movie for phase three, or four…I don’t know anymore.

    Trust me, this will look anything but cheap once it’s done.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      @Eve, everything before IW is MCU phase 3. Now that Spidey is sort of back in the mix, not sure if Strange is still the tent pole. He was before they reached the Spidey deal but Spider-Man always factored bigger in the MCU vision.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      You guys don’t think Civil War is the tent pole? It’s a big enough deal that BvS was rescheduled to avoid it.

      • lilacflowers says:

        The MCU will eventually have to phase out some characters due to a number of factors (contract expiration, aging out of the role) so the plan was to bring on more characters (Star Lord, Ant Man, Wasp, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Scarlet witch, Vision, Falcon, Captain Marvel) and let them take a prominent role for a while and then they would re-cast Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and bring them back on as the contracts expire on the second round of superheroes. It was thought that Dr. Strange would essentially play the Tony Stark-type leader character for the second crew because they couldn’t get Spiderman, so the casting of Dr. Strange was a risky proposition for Marvel. But now, they have Spider man so it isn’t clear what direction they’ll take.

  29. TreadStyle says:

    I thought it was a picture of an old WWF wrestler from the neck up.

  30. sophie says:

    kill mads??? WHY?? screw and marry him!!! He is the best of them <3

  31. Ruth Dunbar says:

    I would hit it always and forever. He’s magnificent.

  32. TotallyBiased says:

    I have to say this: I think the costumes and makeup we’ve seen so far look really budget and rather cheesy (except possibly Chiwetel’s.)
    I know we aren’t seeing post-production polish, but we’ve seen candids of out in public filming before (case in point: Avengers Central Park scene) and they looked MUCH better. Different production designers/costumers?
    I fear this will have the aesthetic sensibility of Benny delT’s credits scene at the end of Thor:TDW. Fortunately GotG as a whole was nicely polished.

  33. Talita says:

    Mads all day, everyday. Love his delicious cheekbones, it’s like his whole body is hanging on them. Amazing. Miss Hannibal so much 💔
    And, yes, Honk Honk for more Mads coverage!!