During an interview with ComicBook.com while attending SDCC, Benedict Cumberbatch talked about what he went through in order to become Doctor Strange and how intense the role became.
“Its a hell of a ride with this guy who comes from this binary, causal reality we all experience where when you do something there’s a consequence to it. Comically, I guess, even there he learns that you can’t actually control everything. He’s this brilliant neurosurgeon, steadiest hands in the trade. He’s incredible arrogant with it. He has a crashed, the hands are ruined. He’s in a desperate search for healing and discovers he has this stuff that’s beyond what he thinks he needs to heal that he has to really heal which is himself to unlock his full potential by becoming Sorcerer Supreme.”
Cumberbatch also commented on the fact that in the trailers we see Strange taking an intense beating.
“I have to swear. He gets the shit beat out of him. He gets the shit beat out of his head, out his body. I mean he goes very, very, very far down in this story to scrabble back up to become a super hero in the film.”
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins, Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4, 2016. Are you excited?