Doctor Strange: Mads Mikkelsen Explains Why Kaecilius Became A Villain

Doctor Strange continues its stranglehold over the box office, with many eager to see the climactic and visually impressive battle between Strange and the film's villain, Kaecilius. While Kaecilius is the villain, it's not because he rejected the Ancient One's teachings as you'd expect.

Kaecilius is brought to life on the screen by the talented Mads Mikkelsen, and in a recent interview with Marvel, he was asked why he rejected the powerful Ancient One's teachings. In Mikkelsen's eyes, he didn't.

"He doesn't. He's learned everything he could but he rejects her philosophy of being the only one who's allowed to be as powerful as that."

Kaecilius doesn't understand why he can't become as powerful as she is, and decides to go his own path. Mikkelsen enjoyed his time on the set and did have a surreal moment during the big climactic battle.

"I think maybe the big fight with Strange, and the cape again, where he gets the cape. That was also my surreal moment of like this is mad. We're flying around. We're not 15 years old. We're doing this. This is crazy."

While the ending was pretty clear, in the world of magic, you can't ever write someone completely off, and maybe there are more battles between the two to come in the future.

You can watch the full interview in the clip above.

From Marvel Studios 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.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay.

Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Next up is Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017, with Thor: Ragnarok landing on November 3, 2017. Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, followed by the eagerly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits on July 6, 2018, with Captain Marvel finally hitting theaters on March 8, 2019.

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