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Doctor Strange is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Scott Derrickson with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident.
Various incarnations of a Doctor Strange film have been in development since the mid-1980s until Paramount Pictures acquired the film rights in April 2005 on behalf of Marvel Studios. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were brought on board in June 2010 to write a screenplay. In June 2014, Derrickson was hired to direct the film. Cumberbatch was chosen for the eponymous role in December 2014, and at the same time, Spaihts was confirmed to be rewriting the script. A year later, Cargill revealed he worked on the script. The film began principal photography in November 2015 in Nepal before moving to the United Kingdom and concluded in New York City in April 2016.
Doctor Strange is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange:
A neurosurgeon who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Cumberbatch, who spent his gap year teaching English at a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India, stated that the mysticism in the film resonated with him: “I’m very excited about that spiritual dimension, obviously. It’s something that’s been a huge part of my life. I meditate a lot. That’s a huge tool in trying to calm myself, get away from the crazy circus of it all, have a focused mind as well as be a kinder, considerate person in the world. I took a lot of stuff away from my experience in Darjeeling… It was a profoundly formative experience at a very young age. It’s something I’ve tried to keep in my life.” Cumberbatch stated he took great care in defining the physical movements and gestures of the character, as he felt there was “going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there.” He also called the gestures “a beautiful thing”, “balletic” and “very dynamic”. Producer Kevin Feige added that Doctor Strange would “only touch upon what a lot of his powers are,” which include casting spells with “tongue-twisty fun names”, creating mandalas of light for shields and weapons, and creating portals for quick travel around the world. Strange is also aided by a Cloak of Levitation for flight, and the Eye of Agamotto, a relic with the ability to “manipulate probabilities…which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo:
A former student of the Ancient One, along with Strange. Unlike the comics, the character is not completely villainous and is an amalgamation of different characters from the Doctor Strange mythos. Ejiofor noted this, saying, Mordo is “a very complex character that, really, I don’t think can be nailed down either way”. Regarding Mordo’s relationships with the Ancient One, Ejiofor called it “long and intense” and “very deep and very connected.” He added that once Strange arrives, they both recognize a “certain quality [in him] that they feel is going to be very useful in a situation they’re in.”
McAdams plays a fellow surgeon of Strange. Feige describes the character as a “lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into the role of a sorcerer. She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West: A rival scientist to Strange.
Mikkelsen plays “a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect” from the Ancient One, according to Feige. Describing the character, Feige said, “[He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through.”
Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One:
A mystic from a foreign land who becomes Strange’s mentor and is training pupils to be the next Sorcerer Supreme. Marvel Studios initially searched for a male actor, but rethought the role and made it female. Feige explained that during the development of Doctor Strange the Ancient One was looked at “as a mantle more than a specific person… 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.” Before filming began, Swinton did not know if she would portray the character as a female or male, and later stated after filming started that the character’s gender is “all in the eye of the beholder”. Feige commented on the matter saying, “we use the terms ‘her’ and ‘she’ in the film but, other than that, it’s very androgynous. Because it doesn’t matter.” Feige expanded saying Swinton “does an amazing job of being sort of ambiguous in terms of gender. I think you’ll see us playing it in ways that she’s played other characters that way. Clearly she’s a woman, but it is very ambiguous in her portrayal”