Get your first look at Mads Mikkelsen's villain in Doctor Strange set pics

We're only a few weeks away from Captain America: Civil War, and once it's released all our attention will turn to Marvel's other 2016 film - Doctor Strange. Principal photography wrapped last week, but not before some unofficial set pics - which include our first look at Mads Mikkelsen's villain - made their way online. Check them out below...

We still don't know which villain Mikkelsen is playing; the popular online theory is that it's Dormammu, a mystical entity from another dimension. Whatever the case, there's a good chance we'll find out when the teaser trailer is released. If Marvel choose to have the trailer play before screenings of Civil War, there's a chance we'll be seeing the first footage from the film fairly soon...

Directed by Scott Derickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strange is released in UK cinemas on October 28, 2016 before opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.