Marvel is taking Doctor Strange to a place no other film in the studio has gone before. Much of the same can be said about lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Dissecting the trailers released so far for Marvel’s Doctor Strange has only one outcome — it’s going to be one hell of a ride. The film appears visually stunning, with plenty of Inception-like scenes that promise moviegoers they will get their money’s worth.
According to ComicBook, Doctor Strange star Cumberbatch revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con the agonizing circumstances that surround his character. Based on Cumberbatch’s origin description, his character sounds a little like Tony Stark in the fact that Stark had to hit rock bottom before he could achieve superhero status.
“Its a hell of a ride with this guy who comes from this binary, causal reality we all experience where when you do something there’s a consequence to it,” Cumberbatch said.
“Comically, I guess, even there he learns that you can’t actually control everything. He’s this brilliant neurosurgeon, steadiest hands in the trade. He’s incredibly arrogant with it. He has a crashed, the hands are ruined. He’s in a desperate search for healing and discovers he has this stuff that’s beyond what he thinks he needs to heal that he has to really heal which is himself to unlock his full potential by becoming Sorcerer Supreme.”
Of course, before reaching his full potential as the film’s superhero, Cumberbatch warned fans that “he gets the s**t beat out of him.”
Yahoo Movies reports that Cumberbatch’s character begins his journey as an egocentric neurosurgeon who, after the accident, gets recruited by the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) to learn the mystic arts and, of course, eventually save the world.
But Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t the only one from Doctor Strange to attend Comic-Con. Collider reports that director Scott Derrickson and cast members Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, and Benedict Wong were also on hand at the Marvel panel to debut a new trailer.
The director of the film also talked about how he is using 3D technology to make the most out of the mind-bending, image-heavy head trip fans should expect from any film adaptation version of Doctor Strange.
The use of 3D technology is also a way for the filmmakers to please fans. Cumberbatch weighed in on the what his character goes through and how it will hopefully have the same effect on viewers.
“You have this man who comes from a very logical, binary universe where everything makes sense, as a right or wrong, as a plus or minus, and he just gets his mind [blown],” Cumberbatch said. “And hopefully, because you go with him, the audience as well will get their minds completely blown open to the endless possibilities that are out there.”
The second official trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con, did more than display its visual capabilities, it also introduced the films antagonist, Tech Insider revealed.
The villain is an another sorcerer, only stronger, who breaks away from the Ancient One and starts his own movement and is played by Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen.
Like other villains, Mickelson’s character doesn’t view himself as evil — he just wants to make the world a better place. He does mention in the trailer that he is “death,” so Doctor Strange will definitely have his work cut out for him.
So fans, what do you think about Doctor Strange? Will Marvel Studios deliver the most visually impressive film in its colorful history while also bringing fans along a terrifying journey? Let us know in the comments!
Catch Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange when it hits theaters on November 4, 2016, and check out the new trailer below.
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