Benedict Cumberbatch Explains What Makes Doctor Strange A Superhero

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A new superhero movie is about to hit theaters in a few months and we cannot wait to watch how Benedict Cumberbatch brings Doctor Strange to life. According to the actor himself,  Stephen Strange is not a typical superhero like Captain America and the rest of the Avengers. In fact, it is not the magic he uses that makes him a superhero but what has happened to him. 

“This man reaches the very bottom and then more,” says Cumberbatch. “You think, How much more can this guy take? He’s broken, he gets up again, he’s broken — and that’s really what makes him a superhero. A lot of people have asked me, ‘What makes him a superhero?’ That’s really the answer I should have given. It’s not the Cloak of Levitation. It’s not the Eye of Agamotto. It’s about his staying power. It’s a marathon and not a sprint. The guy endures so much.”

For those of you who don’t know, Stephen Strange is a New York surgeon whose hands are horribly damaged in a car accident. Under the mentorship of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) he gains seemingly-magical superpowers later on.

I’m sure we’ll see all the hardships Strange has to endure once the movie releases in theaters.  We can already be sure that he will be not be like the Avengers, but his own kind of superhero. Benedict Cumberbatch, at least, is sure of that. In the trailer below you can already catch a glimpse of Stephen’s hardships and the people who help him through it and those who make it harder for him.

Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4.


Anna Hattingen