It was rumored last month but now it’s confirmed, Mads Mikkelsen’s mysterious character in the “Doctor Strange” film is the Marvel Comics villain Kaecilius.
Screenshots from a new prequel comic for the film have gone online shedding new light on the film’s take on the character which is different from the comics. In the comics, he’s a disciple of the villain Baron Mordo. In the film, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Mordo but is seen working alongside Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
The comic indicates that in the film adaptation in which Kaecilius was a former Master of the Mystic Arts, working with The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Wong (Benedict Wong). The comics follow the masters who are tracking down a powerful, ancient relic that has been stolen from the British Museum – one with incredible power.
The next major look at the film is expected to come later this month during the studio’s Comic-Con presentation.