Marvel studios head honcho Kevin Feige has just confirmed that the upcoming sorcerous movie “Doctor Strange” is, in fact, going to be an origin story. Featuring dishy British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, “Doctor Strange” is apparently delve into the story of how neurosurgeon Stephen Strange becomes the master of magic. Read on to find out more.
Speaking with IGN at a promotional event, Kevin Feige revealed that Marvel is not done with origin stories, and they are definitely going that way for “Doctor Strange.”
“For some reason people sometimes talked about how we’re not doing an origin story, we’re bored of origin stories…. Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique origin stories of any hero we have, so why wouldn’t we do that? That was sort of always the plan. How you tell that origin, perhaps there are ways to twist it or play with that, but for the most part, it’s a gift when the comics have something with such clarity of story and of character.”
Despite several rumors about Marvel being done with origin stories, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Marvel's "Doctor Strange" will in fact feature the good old doctor's origin. To paraphrase, Feige said that Doctor Strange has such an amazing and unique origin story that they almost had to use it. He also revealed that Rachel McAdams' character is extremely important to the film. So what do you guys think? Excited to see Cumberbatch portray Strange's not-so-humble beginnings? Think you know who Rachel McAdams is playing? #doctorstrange #marvel #mcu #benedictcumberbatch #rachelmcadams
Doctor Strange will be MCU’s first foray into the magical side of the marvel universe, a side occupied by such colorful characters as “The Ancient One,” portrayed by Tilda Swinton in the upcoming film.
For those not in the know, “The Ancient One” introduces Stephen Strange to the arcane arts of magic in Tibet (the man himself was only looking to heal his hands after an accident). We also have Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, “The Ancient One’s” villainous disciple and our hero’s arch-enemy. He is another master of the dark arts, with a penchant for calling on demons way beyond his league and then getting banished to dark dimensions.
Not a very effective villain in comic-books, but no doubt Ejiofor (“12 Years A Slave”) will bring a sinister dimension to the villain.
“Doctor Strange” will also have the entirely amazing Rachel McAdams in a yet unspecified role, but according to Kevin Feige, she is central to how audience views the story.
“She plays a very, very big part in the movie and represents a certain point of view of the worlds that we experience in that movie,” said Feige, clarifying, “but Doctor Strange, without a doubt, is the character we follow through the movie.”
We will find out when “Doctor Strange” charms his way into theaters on Nov 4, 2016.
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