The next feature film installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come this November when we get to see Doctor Strange. This film, helmed by horror director Scott Derrickson, will have a different feel than the previous Marvel films, one that will address the psychedelic tone of the early comics, while still remaining grounded. While Mads Mikkelson‘s role in the film is still not confirmed – by Marvel Studios, that is – he has not been afraid to talk about Doctor Strange. In fact, the actor has previously gone on record, saying that the film will have a “different flavor”. While on a press tour for a small Danish film, Men and Chicken, he explained the two extremes of the filming world to Digital Spy.
They’re hard to compare. This is a small group of friends who are making a small-budget film – well, actually it’s not that small a budget, but compared to the American films it’s obviously nothing. We are a tight little group, we will discuss it in the evening, talk about what we’ve done, what we’re facing tomorrow, are we on the right track.
That is not the same way we work in America of course, the director has a billion things to see to, but we try to make it the same, try to sit down, discuss the scenes before we shoot them, we try to make it a smaller room than it is in reality and make the scenes be like any other scene – forget about the big spaceships, forget about the 500 people walking around you, try to make it intimate.
It did not go unnoticed by Digital Spy that the actor mentioned spaceships, a detail that hadn’t yet been brought up in regards to Doctor Strange. The film is expected to have other-worldly elements, and you would expect it to be very CGI heavy. According to Mikkelson, this wasn’t a big part of his role.
CGI is not a new thing for me, I’ve done it in a few movies. This one was not too bad, the CGI was not in direct interaction with me in my scenes, it was more like the backdrops, the landscapes would be slightly different sometimes, but I didn’t have to interact with it. But I’ve done that before in Clash of the Titans when we were fighting giant monsters. They were obviously not in the film and I was fighting tennis balls, and that I’d say is real acting!
One element that wouldn’t be expected in Doctor Strange, as much as it is expected in the other MCU films, is comedy. Mikkelson explained that the actors had to work to bring humor to the story in their own ways.
You can’t bring it yourself, if it’s in the script you have to sort of lean into the script that’s already there. There is some. My character is not necessarily carrying too much of it but Doctor Strange is. there’s a certain darkness in the Doc and a sense of humour in there, absolutely.
With Benedict Cumberbatch bringing Strange to life, it is understandable that he will be able to slip in subtle humor. We will likely learn more about Doctor Strange next week as the film and director make their way to San Diego Comic-Con. The release for Doctor Strange is creeping closer, and we will all get to see the final product November 4th, 2016.
Source: Digital Spy