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Jan 13, 2016   Leave a Comment Awards, Mænd og høns

The Robert Prisen nominees have just been revealed and Men & Chicken grabbed 10 nominations including Best Danish Movie!
Mads is nominated for Best Actor, Anders Thomas Jensen for Best Original Script, Nicolas Bro for Best Supporting Actor, Bodil Jørgensen for Best Supporting Actress, Mia Steensgaard for Best Set Design, Manon Rasmussen for Best Costumes, Anne Cathrine Sauerberg, Morten Jacobsen & Thomas Foldberg for Best Make-up, Peter Hjorth, Frederik Nord, Alex Hansson, Morten Jacobsen & Thomas Foldberg for Best Visual Effects and, finally, the movie is also nominated for Best Blockbuster, the only category letting the public vote!

You can check out all the nominations on the official site.

The Roberts are the Danish equivalent of the Oscars and are handed out each year by the Danish film academy.

The 32nd Robert Awards Ceremony will take place on February 7, 2016.

Jan 05, 2016   Leave a Comment Rogue One

starwarstime.com just announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might have its first trailer attached to the previews of Captain America: Civil War, which is set to be released on May 6th, 2016.

As a reminder, the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awaken was attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Doctor Strange is featured on the cover of the January 08 issue of Entertainment Weekly as a part of their exclusive 2016 preview! Reading the full article you’ll find more about Mads role which is revealed to be the main villain of the movie! Huge thanks to Lindsay at Rachel McAdams Online (co-star of Mads and Benedict) for the scans!

Dec 28, 2015   1 Comment Doctor Strange

EWDrStrangeEW can exclusively reveal the role Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is portraying in Marvel’s new superhero movie, Doctor Strange (out Nov. 4), which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular surgeon-turned-sorcerer.

And the part is that of (cue: drum roll) chief baddie!

Mads is playing our main villain,” says executive producer Stephen Broussard.

Marvel Studios president and Doctor Strange producer Kevin Feige elaborates further. “We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie,” he says. “But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.” According to Feige, is the job of sorcerers like Strange and The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton, to protect humanity from such “scary things.”

So, where does Mikkelsen’s antagonist fit in, exactly? “Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect,” says the Marvel Studios boss. “[He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through.”

Although Broussard and Feige are happy to talk about the nature of Mikkelsen’s role, they are not, at present, revealing the actual name of his character. “I’ve seen lots of names thrown around,” says Broussard. “No one has quite picked the name that we’ve chosen for him. It would be fun to conceal that, if we can.”

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Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are both featured in the February 2016 Issue of Total Film. I have added the scans in our gallery!

Dec 17, 2015   Leave a Comment Public Appearances

Mads attended the London Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last night. You can check out 37 pictures in the gallery.

Dec 11, 2015   Leave a Comment Hannibal, Interview

On the series’ final moments
HUGH DANCY: In that final sequence, Hannibal realizes his long-held dream. By the very end, he and Will have killed someone in a kind of ritualistic, cold-blooded fashion. I remember very clearly dripping in blood, and that’s what Hannibal wanted to put it into effect between them at the end of season 2. That’s what he imagined. They go off to Europe like slaughtering people or something. And Will is acknowledging to Hannibal that it was as extraordinary an experience for him as it was for Hannibal. That’s what he’s saying. And I talked to Bryan a lot about that, that the motivation for going off the cliff at the end had to be Will’s realization, not only that this thing had happened, but that he loved it, as opposed to just, “Oh my god, what have I done? I finally arrived at this place I never wanted to be in. Oh, it’s so terrible!” It’s not that. It’s, “This is beautiful.”

MADS MIKKELSEN: [Hannibal’s] been, for three seasons, he’s been trying to make Will Graham see the light, which is [that] there is a wonderful power in killing and doing it for your own purpose. Not to protect yourself, but because you want to. And this is literally what Will is doing at this moment, and they are doing it together. They are doing it as a Bonnie and Clyde couple, which is absolutely perfect in the script that Hannibal wrote.

DANCY: It’s not a real relationship. [Laughs] It’s more, I think, exploration of things which probably we’ve all gone through one way or another, which is slightly obsessive, slightly compulsive. In a sense, it’s just like a really compelling but totally destructive relationship with anybody that you keep coming back to.

BRYAN FULLER: The last moment is [them] nuzzling each other. It actually went further than… Mads was like, “We really went for it!” and I was like, “You actually went a little too for it” because it was like, longing glances, [Laughs] curling lips, and those types of things. I sort of brought it back to the characters and their role without taking it into fan fiction territory. [Laughs]

MIKKELSEN: There is some kind of physicality all of the sudden that becomes almost erotic between them in the very end. It was as if it was impossible not to go there. We basically touched all the other bases with a relationship, and that was kind of like, this has been leading up to this all the time. Whether it’s a physical kiss or it’s just a mental kiss that is being sculpted by our physicality, that is obviously up to the viewers’ eyes, but it just felt unavoidable, that there was no way around it. I think we did a couple versions like that. [Laughs]

It’s definitely a bromance. To Hannibal, Will represents something that he has never really had before, something that is on his level in some senses. And he genuinely loves Will. He could definitely see, not necessarily in a sexual way, a family consisting of him, Will, and Abigail Hobbs. That would be an ideal way of spending the next 10 years of his life. It does not go that way, because Will unfortunately, in Hannibal’s eyes, betrayed him. It is a weird, weird relationship. As Will Graham says in one of the very first scenes they have together, he tells Hannibal that he doesn’t find him that interesting and Hannibal says, “You will.” And that’s what it’s all about. They’ve been getting closer and closer together throughout these seasons.

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Dec 11, 2015   Leave a Comment Hannibal, Magazine Scans

Hannibal is featured in SciFiNow Annual issue Volume 2. I have added the scans in our gallery!

Mads recently gave an interview with Collider about Rogue One, Doctor Strange and Hannibal. Check it out below:

Collider: So good to talk to you about this show. If this is truly the end of the series, it will be sad to see it go, but I am grateful that it got to live as such a true piece of art, in this way.
MADS MIKKELSEN: That’s the way we all feel. If it comes to a point where we actually can make a full season, I think we will all make it happen because we’ve enjoyed it so much. If it doesn’t happen, we are very pleased and proud that NBC chose to air this, in the first place, as it’s a radical show in their world. Both are a win-win, I think.

Would you be game to do a two-hour movie to wrap things up, if that were the only option, or would you prefer a full season?
MIKKELSEN: I think the way that we’ve worked so far has been thriving on the pace that we had. We did not have to tell stories really fast or develop characters really fast. It could have its own pace, and I think that suits the show tremendously. I have a hard time seeing a film that could wrap that up, but never say never. As a magician, [Bryan Fuller] might pull that out of his sleeve.

Did you have conversations with Bryan Fuller about where a fourth season might go, or what you would like to see happen?
MIKKELSEN: Yeah, we touched the subject a few times, but at the time, nothing was finalized. He didn’t dig too deep into it, but he definitely pitched to us how at least the beginning of the season would be.

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