Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly unveiled our first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, a character who was first created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee back in 1963. Speaking to the magazine, Scott Derrickson, the director of next year’s highly anticipated Doctor Strange talked about his inspiration for the visual effects that will be seen in the movie, which will be reminiscent of Ditko’s artwork. Here’s what the director had to say:
The magazine also had a chance to chat with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who talked about Ditko’s unique style, which introduced a lot of psychedelic themes and mystical elements to comic books. Here’s what he had to say:
Feige went on to describe a scene from the movie, which seemingly takes place towards the beginning of the story, when Doctor Strange and the Ancient One — who will be played by Tilda Swinton — first meet:
What do you guys think? Are you excited for the character’s big screen debut? Let us know in the comment section below.