Now that we have been granted a good look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange (here), Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has been talking about his powers and what we can expect to see in the movie.
Talking to EW, Feige said that we’ll see a lot of what makes him who he is, but it will only be a small glimpse of the eventual powers he will have: “He can do a whole host of things, eventually,” Feige said.
“He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. 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. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
Will he have any of his signature items? Feige says he certainly will: “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’ — which is part of our story.”
So it seems the movie will be a first step into a larger world… and that’s fine by us.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One and Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker and Mads Mikkelsen and sic directed by Scott Derrickson.
It will be released on November 4th, 2016