Our own Jeff Cannata sat down with Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) to discuss playing Kaecilius, a villainous (though Mikkelsen likes to think of him as a hero) character that is obsessed with defeating time, and filming those tricky mind-bending, gravity-defying action sequences in Marvel's next blockbuster, Doctor Strange. In the final moments of the interview, Cannata made sure to slip in a Hannibal question, and Mikkelsen's response should rekindle hope in Fannibals everywhere.
"Is there more Hannibal in your future?" Cannata asked.
"There's Hannibal in my future if (showrunner) Bryan Fuller is up for it," Mikkelsen told ComicBook.com. "Then he gives us a call and he's ready."
"You're ready?" Cannata quickly followed up.
"I think, yeah," Mikkelsen replied. "I think we all would be; we love that show; we love to be together. I think Bryan is such a clever man, so we're game."
In June 2015, after three seasons, NBC cancelled Hannibal. Since then, Mikkelsen and Fuller have both expressed interest in returning for a fourth season. Fannibals will have to continue to be patient, though. Fuller explained back in June of this year, because Amazon owns the streaming rights to Hannibal, he has to wait until August 2017 (two years after the last episode was aired) before he can figure out whether or not Hannibal truly has a future. If it does, it's been reported that the next chapter in the series could tackle the Silence of the Lambs portion of Thomas Harris's tales of the psychopathic psychiatrist.
From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.
The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).
Marvel's Doctor Strange is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Marvel's Doctor Strange will cast a spell on audiences November 4, 2016.