“Open your mind, change your reality”
When Marvel announced that they were doing a “Doctor Strange” film we were thrilled. When they announced that Dr. Steven Strange would be played by Benedict Cumberbatch we did a joyous dance and gave high-fives to everyone in the office!
“Cumberbatch is set to star as Dr. Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. Strange is a brilliant but egotistical surgeon who travels the world to restore his skills after a car accident leaves him unable to operate. In his travels, he meets the Ancient One, who teaches Strange the ways of magic in order to protect the Earth from a host of mystical foes.”
Today we get a proper trailer and this film looks unlike anything Marvel has done to date. We mean that in a VERY good way because given their track record, it gotta be getting more and more difficult to raise the bar. It’s Marvel’s first bold step into the metaphysical realm of the supernatural and we’re sure it won’t be their last. Give it a watch and let us know what you think.
Marvel Demi-God, Kevin Feige had this to say about Doctor Strange’s powers in a recent interview with EW.
“He can do a whole host of things, eventually,” Feige told the magazine. “He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
“Doctor Strange” is directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker, and Mads Mikkelsen. “Doctor Strange” hits theaters on November 4, 2016 and we can’t WAIT!