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Cast your eye on Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in full costume

December 28th, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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We’ve seen several images from the set of Doctor Strange already, but now thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have our first official look at Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Steven Strange. Doesn’t he look awesome!?

Entertainment Weekly’s new issue will be on stands later this week and it will feature Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE with actor Benedict Cumberbatch in full costume.The news site has now released several images, some are concept art pieces, with brief descriptions by Cumberbatch, director Scott Derrickson and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige for Marvel’s foray into the magical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange],” says Cumberbatch. “Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.”

“I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie,” Derrickson told EW. “I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, ‘This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this.’”

“When this comic appeared in the early ’60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic ’60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time,” said Feige. “So, that’s inherent to the property. And that’s our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie.”

“[Benedict] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time,” reveals Feige. “But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule.’”
 
“These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic,” says Cumberbatch. “And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s–t going on.”

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Source: EW via Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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