In a different, somewhat alternate universe, Mads Mikkelsen, known for his roles in Casino generous and Hannibal, could have been Reed Richards. That’s not the universe we live in, but it almost was. Now the actor has opened up about what he calls a humiliating audition to play Mr. Fantastic in 2005 Fantastic four movie.
The information came about as part of a recently expanded profile on Mads Mikkelsen. It started with the actor explaining how things started to change with him after his turn as a villain in the … James Bond franchise with Casino generous. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“I got an American cop and it was like, ‘Okay, so you made a Bond movie. Now things are happening. Go over there and spend some time and do all the meetings and the banter and some auditions.’ I never had a chance to think if it was a movie that I wanted to be in or not, I just made them all Some things were interesting And other things were like, this is where I felt that you were completely “You can lose your confidence as an actor. Stand in an office with a person looking at his newspaper, and pretending you have long arms and saying one line.”
Then, of course, Mads Mikkelsen was asked for clarification. He confirmed that this was his audition for the Fantastic Four franchise, starring Chris Evans as Johnny Storm and directed by Tim Story years before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came into being. The actor then outlined more of his audition, which he did not enjoy.
“Yes, and actually a good friend of mine, Ioan Gruffudd, got it. I know that a lot of casting is just the first impression, is there anything that reminds the producer and director of the character they are looking for? asking people to come into a room and say one line while pretending you’ve got 100 foot arms like the rubber man. “Get that cup of coffee over there,” It’s like, are you crazy? There ain’t even one here. scene. It was a bit demeaning. “
Fantastic four, at a time before superhero movies regularly fetched $ 1 billion or more, was quite a hit. It made $ 333 million and paved the way for a 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer. But that was the end of that particular iteration of Marvel’s so-called first family. A reboot, 2015’s Fantastic four, became one of the most infamous bombs of the past decade.
Mads Mikkelsen eventually got his chance to star in a Marvel movie and play the villain Kaecilius in Doctor Strange. Mikkelsen has also been busy joining seemingly every franchise under the sun. He will play in Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts 3, replacing Johnny Depp, and co-starring with Harrison Ford Indiana Jones 5. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios and Disney are preparing to reboot Fantastic four with Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Far From Home) directing. This news comes to us through Vulture.
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