The Doctor Strange movie photo shoot with Benedict Cumberbatch in the iconic garb striking a mystical pose was revealed recently, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has given forth an explanation of the Sorcerer Supreme’s powers and abilities. Also, the ability for Doctor Strange to manipulate time looks to be possible, according to Heroic Hollywood. The Eye of Agamotto is mentioned to be an artifact of extreme power that has the ability to “screw around with time.” So, in the movie, could this strange artifact somehow tie into one of the Infinity Stones?
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Keep in mind, the Marvel Studios president didn’t reveal all of what Cumberbatch’s character is capable of, but it is known that in comic book lore, Doctor Strange’s main modus operandi is to protect the Earth realm from other- worldly threats.
Feige spoke of the ability to manipulate time. According to Marvel Wikia, Strange is already capable of doing this through extreme concentration.
There’s also Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation as explained by Kevin that let’s him fly, but not in the same fashion as Thor or Superman. It’s said to have it’s own consciousnesses and its method to allow flight is quite unique compared to those of the other superheros. This would make for an interesting movie special effect.
“He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way.”
Kevin Feige further explains the two “signature pieces” analogous to Doctor Strange. There’s the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto which Feige touted as “quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands.”
A closer look at Doctor Strange in the Entertainment Weekly picture shows a hint of green glowing inside. Recap — The Eye of Agamatto on the magazine Doctor Strange movie photo shoot of Cumberbatch is glowing green inside. Could this be a tell-tale sign of things to come in the movie? Feige explains the significance of the Stephen Strange mystical accessory:
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“The Cloak of Levitation [and] the Eye of Agamotto are his two signature pieces. In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’.”
You see, Kevin Feige does mention the time manipulation portion of Strange’s powers in the movie. He then concludes his statement as such:
“– which is part of our story.”
Furthermore, Doctor Strange’s “Eye” also has the ability to “show the truth, dispelling disguises and illusions,” according to Screen Rant, but it would be an interesting twist to throw in an Infinity Stone while Marvel Studios is at it, right?
So far, the “original containment units” according to the Marvel Cinematic Wikia is the Tesseract for the blue Space Stone, Loki’s Sceptor for the yellow Mind Stone, the Aether for the red Reality Stone, and then the Guardians of the Galaxy orb for the purple Power Stone.
As of now, there’s only two colors left to be found in the Marvel movie world. The remaining gems are that of the Time and Soul Stones, one of which is orange, the other green.
So would it not make sense in Doctor Strange movie to have the Eye of Agamatto be the “original containment unit” for the green Time Stone?
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