Check out the first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange along with concept art.
The pics also include a look at Doctor Strange's Mystery Room and visual art, as well as comments from Benedict Cumberbatch, Scott Derrickson and Kevin Feige.
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“These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic. And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s--t going on."
"There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange]. Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble."
Director Scott Derrickson:
"I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie," director Scott Derrickson tells EW of the concept art above. "I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, 'This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this.'"
"When this comic appeared in the early '60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic '60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time. So, that's inherent to the property. And that's our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie."
"[Benedict (seen above in concept art)] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time. But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule.’"
EW.com revealed the pics.
"Doctor Strange" has a November 4, 2016 release also starring Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.
“Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
“Doctor Strange” is the latest film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 3’s goal—over the course of four years and nine films—is to introduce audiences to new heroes and continue the adventures of fan favorites.