Dr. Strange is like a month and a half away from premiering officially.
While the film has had its share of (rightfully deserved) controversy, I’m still probably going to check it out. Partially because since I got into Marvel films, I haven’t missed one in theatres. Mainly because I want to see if it will give me a bigger headache than Inception did.
And Inception gave me a pretty damn big headache. I still can’t watch the movie without my left temple getting a twinge.
Now Dr. Strange isn’t really known to the fans. In order to prepare for this, however, Marvel has released a featurette where we get a bit of a rundown on this character.
Star Benedict Cumberbatch was more than happy to share about Stephen Strange.
He said: “Strange is incredibly arrogant, brilliant, sort of extraordinary, and his need to control fate, to control destiny and, in particular, death has brought him to the height of his profession as a neurosurgeon.”
Wow. That sounds exactly like Sherlock Holmes. Cumberbatch really does have a type, doesn’t he?
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays Baron Mordo, talked his own character.
“My character introduces him to this different, very mystical world.”
This is the first(ish) step for Marvel into the mystical side of their world. Cosmic, Earth-bound, Magic are all key components in making comic books so cool to begin with. I’m so interested in seeing how this new level will change the shared universe.
We got a bit of a taste in Daredevil with the Hand clan and the Black Sky children. I can’t wait to see what more we’ll get.
(What about Asgard? I subscribe to the advanced tech theory.)
Anyway, you can see the video below.
Dr. Strange comes out November 4th.