Benedict Cumberbatch dons a brand new costume for Doctor Strange in this fascinating concept design from the Marvel Studios film.
While many fans loved how Marvel Studios brought Doctor Strange’s costume to life in his solo adventure, Benedict Cumberbatch nearly had a completely different look as the Sorcerer Supreme. In the comics, Stephen Strange’s costume can change depending on the artist and writer, so translating it onto the big screen was always going to be an interesting journey. Some fans will instantly picture the incredibly over-the-top collar that the hero sometimes has in the source material.
But the design revealed by concept artist Ryan Meinerding shows Doctor Strange wearing a blue and gold outfit rather than his typical red and blue look. The design features a royal blue cloak with gold detailing on the outside, while on the inside it features a pattern of symbols that are most likely levitation spells or intended for protection. The bulk of the hero’s costume also features the iconic chest design from the comics. Take a look at the alternate design below.
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Benedict Cumberbatch is set to reprise his role as Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Details on The Multiverse of Madness are currently limited, though it is said to feature horror elements. Furthermore, the Disney Plus mini-series WandaVision will also serve as the lead-in to the sequel.
Scott Derrickson is still attached to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as an executive producer, with Sam Raimi reportedly in talks to direct from a script written by Michael Waldron. The sequel will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 5, 2021.