The villain of Doctor Strange, Kaecilius, played by Mads Mikkelsen, has been largely a mystery. You may have caught a glimpse of him in a literal frame or two of the first trailer, but much like his Rogue One character, Mikkelsen has been kept under wraps.
Today, Marvel Comics released the first half of a Doctor Strange official prequel comic, taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it was chock-full of reveals, not the least of which was a good look at Kaecilius, as much of the issue centered around the character. Of course, this is a prequel, so it also confirmed that Kaecilius, though villain he may be in the future, in the past was a Master of the Mystic Arts, working alongside Wong, the Ancient One, and the rest.
The book, written by Will Corona Pilgrim and drawn by Jorge Fornes, shows the Masters chasing after a rogue novice from their order, who has stolen a mystical staff that can swallow light and harness darkness - itself a possible tie-in to the previously mentioned dark energy seen in Agent Carter (#ItsAllConnected). Kaecilius, clearly high-ranking even amongst the other Masters, dispatches himself, gets defeated, and returns with the full might of the assembled Masters to take her down.
We see Kaecilius's look, slightly weary, hair long and pulled back. His robes are similar to his compatriots, an orangish color, with a large ornamental belt. His belt has some kind of rope attached to it, unlike the other Masters (pictured below). Also notable is that he's the only one amongst them that doesn't use some kind of staff as a weapon - instead, he has two weighted, small, single-hand Scythe daggers.
Hopefully at Comic-Con International: San Diego, we'll see Mikkelsen in live-action form to see exactly how this translates, but it's a nice preview of the look none-the-less. Check out other looks at the character in the gallery below.
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