Mads Mikkelsen was up for a role in ‘Fantastic Four’.
That is, until he walked out of his audition.
During an interview with ShortList, the ‘Doctor Strange’ and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ actor revealed he was up for a part in the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot… but couldn’t stand his audition.
“I think I walked out on the Fantastic Four [audition],” he said. “I think I actually said, ‘I can’t do it. It’s not about you, I’m sorry, this is wrong’.”
But what exactly went wrong?
It looks as though the audition was just a bit too silly for Mikkelsen’s liking.
“I’ve had tons of them [like that],” he said. “We’ve all been there. We all show up and it’s a little office room with a desk and some books and they want you to do a scene where you have two lines – maybe not even two lines – maybe just ‘Bleurgh!’ or ‘Get back!’ And you’re hiding behind a palm tree that’s not there. It’s like, ‘Guys, couldn’t you have picked a different kind of scene to this? This is [frick]ing mad.’ You feel like an idiot.”
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first actor to speak out about ‘Fantastic Four’.
It seems the production was plagued with problems throughout, with Toby Kebbell recently remarking that he would only return as Doctor Doom if the character found his way back to Marvel Studios.
“They just keep trying to force him into the Fantastic Four,” he said about Doom. “They just need to move it out because he smashes up Thor and Iron Man and they get wasted. Doom is a monster, but my Doom was not, so that is that.”
But who would Mads Mikkelsen have played?
Unfortunately, he didn’t say… but he’s long been the subject of fan casting for the role of Doctor Doom. And let’s be honest – after his stint as a bad guy in ‘Doctor Strange’, it seems like the perfect fit.
But sadly, it was never meant to be.