‘Doctor Strange’ Featurette Teases Marvel’s ‘Mind-Trip,’ Debuts New Concept Art
Marvel’s Phase 2 box set arrives tomorrow, and in addition to all the great extras and supplementary materials for the films in the second phase of the MCU, fans will find at least one very special bonus feature for one of the studio’s most anticipated Phase 3 projects. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow (or even buy the box set) to watch this interesting featurette on Doctor Strange right now, which also offers a look at Benedict Cumberbatch in character via a new piece of concept art.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, director Scott Derrickson and executive producer Stephen Broussard discuss Doctor Strange in this new video feature on what’s being described as a “mind-trip action film.” Previously, cinematographer Ben Davis said the film is like “Marvel’s Fantasia,” which should give you an idea of where they’re going with the Sorcerer Supreme’s solo outing.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular hero, a brilliant neurosurgeon who discovers alternate dimensions and magical powers after a horrific car accident. You can see Cumberbatch as Strange in this piece of concept art, which Marvel snuck right into that new featurette:
Joining Cumberbatch are Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Michael Stuhlbarg as Dr. Nicodemus West, and Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen in mystery roles — though it’s been heavily rumored that McAdams is playing Night Nurse and Mikkelsen is playing the film’s primary villain. Transparent’s Amy Landecker and action star Scott Adkins also have supporting roles in the film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.
Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.
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