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Kevin Feige and ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Explain Tilda Swinton’s Casting
Kevin Feige and ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Explain Tilda Swinton’s Casting
Marvel’s decision to cast a white woman in the role of an Asian character has been just one of many threads in the theme of Hollywood whitewashing this year. In the upcoming ‘Doctor Strange,’ Tilda Swinton will play the Ancient One, originally an Asian character in the comic books. Now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson have chimed in about their reasons for casting Swinton, and how they might be trying to make up for that by tweaking another role.
New ‘Doctor Strange’ Images Take Marvel to Another Dimension
New ‘Doctor Strange’ Images Take Marvel to Another Dimension
When Tilda Swinton asks you to open your mind, the only answer is yes, obviously. When Tilda Swinton asks you to do anything, you should probably say yes. In Benedict Cumberbatch’s case, that means discovering dimensions beyond our own and becoming a mystical superhero, which seems pretty chill. As you can see in these new images from Doctor Strange, the transformation should be rather enlightening.
‘Doctor Strange’ Summons a Mystical New Trailer
‘Doctor Strange’ Summons a Mystical New Trailer
If you haven’t been watching the 2016 Olympics, then you’ve been missing out on more than just Michael Phelps’ meme-ready face and impressive feats of physical endurance. The event has also been host to some new sneak peeks and TV spots, like Marvel’s latest trailer for Doctor Strange, which is leaning quite heavily into the whole mind-blowing, world-turning Inception thing.
Tilda Swinton Addresses ‘Doctor Strange’ Casting Controversy
Tilda Swinton Addresses ‘Doctor Strange’ Casting Controversy
Doctor Strange is just one of a few projects that’s inspired a bit of controversy in recent weeks. Along with the first photo of Scarlett Johansson in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell (and subsequent rumors of some questionable VFX tests) and the predominantly white cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist series, Doctor Strange has similarly drawn ire for its casting of Tilda Swinton in the role of the Ancient One, a character that was originally Asian in the comic books. While those other controversies have yet to really be addressed, Queen Tilda herself is speaking on behalf of Doctor Strange. And when Queen Tilda speaks, we must listen — even if she doesn’t really have any answers to give.
‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer: Marvel’s Mystical Hero Arrives
‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer: Marvel’s Mystical Hero Arrives
As promised last week, the first trailer for Doctor Strange has arrived to tease a more mystical, psychedelic corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the trailer is now online and offers our first real look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular Sorcerer Supreme in action — along with the debut of Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One.
‘Doctor Strange’ Crew Talks Ancient One, Baron Mordo
‘Doctor Strange’ Crew Talks Ancient One, Baron Mordo
Following this week’s reveal of the first official images of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme and Kevin Feige’s hints about the next Infinity Stone comes new intel on the other characters in Doctor Strange — namely, Tilda Swinton’s take on the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo, who may or may not be a villain? It’s a bit more complicated than that.
‘Doctor Strange’ Confirms Cast as Production Begins
‘Doctor Strange’ Confirms Cast as Production Begins
Production has officially begun on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with director Scott Derrickson at the helm and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in what promises to be a truly unique and, well, strange offering from the MCU. Marvel has formally announced the start of production and confirmed the central cast, including former Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, who had previously been in talks for a role.
Tilda Swinton May Play Her ‘Doctor Strange’ Character as a Man
Tilda Swinton May Play Her ‘Doctor Strange’ Character as a Man
You don’t hire Tilda Swinton if you’re hoping for a performance that’s even remotely ordinary. Tilda Swinton’s gotta’ Tilda Swinton, even when she’s appearing in something as carefully controlled as a Marvel Studios movie. So you probably won’t bat an eye when you learn that the Oscar-winning actress may end up playing Doctor Strange’s the Ancient One as a man.

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