Dark Dimension from "Ultimatum: Fantastic Four Requiem"
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel Studios has slowly unfurled details about the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, and now president Kevin Feige has confirmed one destination that might lend a clue to the identity of Mads Mikkelsen's mystery villain: the Dark Dimension.

"We see glimpses of something called the Dark Dimension," Feige told Empire (via ComicBookMovie). "But if you were to open a Doctor Strange comic drawn by Steve Ditko, you would see the Dark Dimension is, in fact, very colorful in an extremely psychedelic way. Those are the things we're not shying away from."

While Feige doesn't mention anyone specific from the Dark Dimension playing a role in the film, the two most notable residents are the villains Dormammu and Umar. Mads Mikkelsen has been confirmed as the film's primary villain, but his identity -- outside of being a sorcerer opposed to the Ancient One -- has not been announced.

Still from 'Doctor Strange'
Still from 'Doctor Strange'
Credit: Entertainment Weekly

""[Doctor Strange] couldn't be any more different than any of the films that have come before it," added Feige. "There are more things that lurk in shadows in this movie, perhaps, than our other movies."

Feige goes on to describe the origins of Doctor Strange that'll be seen in the movie, which sounds very close to his comic book origins by Ditko and Stan Lee.

"Strange an arrogant neurosurgeon in Manhattan, living a very opulent lifestyle,” said Feige. “He gets into a horrible car accident and his hands, the tools by which he can do amazing surgeries, are mangled and destroyed. That starts his downward path, and that's why Benedict Cumberbatch is such a great choice - you can go to the highest heights and lowest lows with him and he won't lose you.”

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