Did the Doctor Strange Toys Reveal Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams' Characters?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 10:26AM
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 10:26AM
Did the Doctor Strange Toys Reveal Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams' Characters?
Doctor Strange is already the weirdest, most divergent movie in the MCU, but among the many mysteries about the film, the most intriguing of all is Mads Mikkelsen's character. Now, the toy set for the movie may have revealed his villainous role, as well as confirming that Rachel McAdams is playing a version of a certain superhero.

We know that Chiwetel Ejiofor is playing Baron Mordo, but isn't the Big Bad of the film, and seems to even be Strange's ally for the bulk of the movie. This led many to speculate that Mikkelsen was playing Dormammu (for our part, we guessed Satannish), but it looks like he may be playing an unexpectedly minor character from the comics.

Potential spoilers ahead!


Heroic Hollywood has unveiled this toy set description that confirms Rachel McAdams is playing Christine Palmer, who goes on to become Night Nurse, and Mikkelsen is playing the villain Kaecilius:
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A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the next entry in the long-running Marvel Minimates line! Series 70 of Marvel Minimates mini-figures travels to the world of the Doctor Strange movie, with four different two-packs: Dr. Strange with The Ancient One, Mordo with Kaecilius, the specialty-exclusive Stephen Strange with Christine Palmer and the specialty-exclusive Wong & Zealot!
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In the comics, Kaecilius was a disciple of Baron Mordo, who eventually accompanied him to do battle with Stephen Strange. He's a relatively minor character, so it would be an odd choice, but it would also be an odd rumor to go around if it isn't true. 

However, it's just a rumor for now, since even if this is a real description, toys aren't always accurate with their tie-ins. And it seems somewhat unlikely that if Mikkelsen is the Big Bad of the movie, he would be based off a disciple of Baron Mordo who is, for now, a secondary villain. But it's possible that Mordo is being set up as the major villain for the Doctor Strange franchise, or, alternatively, Kaecilius was involved in a plotline in which Mordo was being given extra power from Dormammu, so this might be Marvel's way of introducing that significantly more impressive character.

Doctor Strange opens on November 4.
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