We’ve seen Benedict Cumberbatch wandering the streets of Nepal as Doctor Stephen Strange searching for something or someone… cough cough… Ancient One, but now we’ve got the first image of Cumberbatch in the traditional Doctor Strange outfit, including the Red Clock of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto! Director Scott Derrickson looks to be sticking close to the source material and with the talented cast Marvel has assembled, Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikklesen, it looks like Doctor Strange fans will have plenty to cheer about. Wanna see the fully suited look?
Entertainment Weekly snagged the good Doctor for the cover of their upcoming January issue. Included are some fun quotes from Cumberbatch about the role.
I’m still in the infancy of learning all that. It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.
Interesting… he’s taking all this very seriously and that can only help his portrayal. Here’s the full cover.
Damn, that looks fantastic. That belt will certainly drive more than a few Cosplayers to fits while trying to replicate it. While we’ve been told this isn’t an origin story, all we’ve seen so far seen to point toward the origin story. Hopefully it’s there for fans, but in flashbacks that will enhance the current story and not drag us all out of it while trying to explain how Doctor Strange became Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange hits theater screen November 4th, 2016.