Ladies and Gentlemen, the doctor is in… I know, I’m sorry for that. Time is marching on, and we are getting closer and closer to the release of Marvel Studios: Doctor Strange.
So far, the word I have heard on the movie has been pretty positive. We know that Scot Derrickson (Sinister) will be directing, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will be playing Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia) will be playing The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) will be Baron Mordo. All in all, a very impressive team has been put together to bring the Sorcerer Supreme to the silver screen.
Recently, Kevin Feige held an interview with the website birthmoviesdeath.com. In this interview he discussed many interesting topics, such as the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One (a role usually depicted as an elderly Asian man), but most interestingly, he discussed the “mind bending weirdness” of the film: “The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from things we didn’t know about until this story. There have been multiple [Ancient Ones], even if this one has been around for five hundred years, there were others. This is a mantle, and therefore felt we had leeway to cast in interesting ways.”
Interestingly, it seems that in the Marvel cinematic universe, the Doctor has given up Greenwich Village for a new scene. According to Feige, “The Sanctum is on Bleecker Street, the modern day Bleecker Street… He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street”
With the film scheduled for release on November 4th 2016, we are still a good bit away before filming will commence on the film, but based on this, I think this film might be just what the doctor ordered… I’m sorry.