One of the more amusing stories from earlier this year was “Hannibal” and “Doctor Strange” actor Mads Mikkelsen revealing that he had ‘walked out’ of his audition to play the villain Doctor Doom in Josh Trank’s 2015 reboot of “Fantastic Four” for 20th Century Fox.
Speaking with Screen Geek at the recent London Comic Con, the actor wanted to clarify what happened:
“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.”
Since then has come the news that “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley is working on a “Doctor Doom” film and Mikkelsen was asked if he’d be open to the idea of trying again:
“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.”
Mikkelsen recently wrapped work on the survival tale “Arctic” and is slated to play Mayor Prentiss in the upcoming “Chaos Walking” adaptation. He’s also lending his talents to Hideo Kojima’s much-anticipated video game “Death Stranding”.