Off To The Land Of Weird: Doctor Strange Production To Start Soon

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After 10 Marvel movies (and one more to go this year), we are all familiar with Marvel’s legendary secrecy by now. It’s all fun and games, with the fandom coming up with incredible theories, until Marvel refuses to share even the smallest detail. That’s when we start losing our minds.

That’s exactly what’s happening with Doctor Strange (come on, I can’t be the only one). We know very little about it, like Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) being in charge of directing, and Jon Spaihts, Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly writing the script. Benedict Cumberbatch will be the one to play Stephen Strange. That’s all we know.

There are some (totally amazing) rumours floating around, saying that Tilda Swinton could play the Ancient One, Strange’s mentor, and Chiwetel Ejiofor could be Baron Mordo.

According to some reports, Mordo wouldn’t be 100% villainous, but more like an “amalgamation of characters” from Doctor Strange‘s mythology. Still, having Ejiofor playing it would be perfection, and an even bigger level of perfection would be reached with Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One.

Kevin Feige has previously shared Doctor Strange will start shooting in November, but we might not have to wait until then to know more about the cast (or even a bit on the plot) as director Scott Derrickson is already in London to start this new Marvel journey.

Derrickson took Twitter to share his trip yesterday.

If the director is already on the other side of the world to make Doctor Strange happen, does this mean we will finally start getting details on the movie? I really hope so. This secrecy is driving me insane.

Come on, Marvel: at least let us know if Tilda is on board! You would make a huge part of the fandom very, very happy.

As always, especially with Marvel movies, patience is our best friend.

Doctor Strange will be released on November 4, 2016.

In the meantime, we will get a new dose this fall of the Sorcerer Supreme with a new Strange comic series.