An early piece of concept art from the first Doctor Strange film reveals a very different look for Dormammu that imagines him as a statue.
After appearing in the last two Avengers films, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange is set to return in his next standalone film that will be directed by the Spider-Man Trilogy‘s Sam Raimi. Dormammu is arguably one of Doctor Strange’s greatest foes who appeared and was defeated at the end of the first film.
Dormammu’s design in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is drastically different compared to his flaming head look in the comic books. Based on Doctor Strange concept art shared by Jerad S. Marantz, it appears Marvel Studios were looking for a new design for the villain early on in production. You can check out the Dormammu concept art that depicts him as a statue below.
Would you have preferred this design for Dormammu in Doctor Strange? Do you think he looks too similar to the X-Men villain Apocalypse? Let us know in the comments section below!
Here is the synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange:
From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his old life or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!