It’s been a day full of news from D23, Disney’s bi-annual celebration of all things Disney. Star Wars has owned the day with all new details about Rogue One, The Force Awakens, and the announcement of their choice to direct Episode IX, but Marvel Studios will not be outdone. You’ve probably read the footage description of Captain America: Civil War, but Marvel has two big movies coming out in 2016, and the other is Doctor Strange. Of course, the big screen adaptation of the Sorcerer Supreme is another gamble for Marvel, but the movie’s lead is pretty confident in the material saying that Doctor Strange promises”girls, cars, explosions, and astral projections into multiple universes; The usual fare.”
Entertainment Weekly had that quote from Benedict Cumberbatch via a video message played to fans at D23. “He’s an extraordinary character, brings in a whole other dimension—hmm, multiple dimensions—to the Marvel universe”
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was at D23 in person at added, “The goal is to continue expanding what a comic book movie is, what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is,” he explained. “The comics traverse these dimensions, and film by film, we try to do that in a cinematic way. It’s going to be as satisfying as any movie made, and as weird as any movie we’ve made.”
The weirdness will be buttressed by what is arguably the most impressive cast of a Marvel movie since the first Iron Man, including Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, and reportedly Rachel McAdams in a yet-to-be-revealed role. But don’t let the mainstream cast fool you, as described below, the photos and art from the production revels in the weird.
Images in the concept art reel reveal the classic origin story: a wounded surgeon seeking alternate ways to heal his destroyed hands finds his way to a mystical Eastern sanctuary that leads him to an order that holds the keys to another dimension. [We see] cars levitated into the air; buildings turning over Inception-style, Benedict Cumberbatch in the red cape. Tilda and Chiewetel in costume, bizarre otherworldly dimensions. Insane colors. No creatures, alas. But there will be. Final shot of [concept art shows]: Strange [with gray temples] doing energy blasts from his hands. grey temples. Also of note, the art for The Ancient One was an old asian dude. Pre-Swinton casting or are we getting something weird?
Doctor Strange will (magically) appear in theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016.
Source: Comic Book Movie