‘Doctor Strange’ Concept Art Description & Details

After showing D23 attendees exclusive Captain America: Civil War footage, Marvel Studio’s Doctor Strange segment began with Kevin Feige confirming the castings of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One before showing a concept art reel for 2016’s Doctor Strange. Also shown was a pre-recorded video message of the film’s star Benedict Cumberbatch, who couldn’t make it to the panel. Cumberbatch promised the film would deliver “girls, cars, explosions, and astral projections into multiple universes; The usual fare,” before going onto say “He’s [Strange] an extraordinary character, brings in a whole other dimension—hmm, multiple dimensions—to the Marvel universe.”

Images in the concept art reel reveal the classic origin story: a wounded surgeon seeking alternate ways to heal his destroyed hands finds his way to a mystical Eastern sanctuary that leads him to an order that holds the keys to another dimension. [We see] cars levitated into the air; buildings turning over Inception-style, Benedict Cumberbatch in the red cape. Tilda and Chiewetel in costume, bizarre otherworldly dimensions. Insane colors. No creatures, alas. But there will be. Final shot of [concept art shows]: Strange [with gray temples] doing energy blasts from his hands. grey temples. Also of note, the art for The Ancient One was an old asian dude. Pre-Swinton casting or are we getting something weird?

— EW

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also stated.

The goal is to continue expanding what a comic book movie is, what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is. The comics traverse these dimensions, and film by film, we try to do that in a cinematic way. It’s going to be as satisfying as any movie made, and as weird as any movie we’ve made.

Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

(Andrew Gifford)

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