Kevin Feige Talks Doctor Strange’s Sanctum, Ancient One Casting & More

During a press event for Ant-Man, Marvel President Kevin Feige sat down with birthmoviesdeath and talked about Scott Derickson’s Doctor Strange, which is expected to start shooting this fall.

One of the few problems that the Daredevil Netflix show had to overcome, was that modern’s day Hell Kitchen was nothing alike the one of the 60’s through the 90’s, a problem which was solved by using the Battle of New York, seen in the Avengers, to overcome that obstacle.

In the comics, Stephen Strange lives in Greenwich Village but where will the Sorcerer Supreme’s Mansion be located in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe?

The Sanctum is on Bleeker Street, the modern day Bleeker Street,” Feige told birthmoviesdeath, adding: “He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street.

Last month it was reported by THR, that Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) was in talks to join the film as the Ancient One, the Tibetan mystic who serves as a mentor to Cumberpatch’s Dr. Strange. In the comics, the Ancient One has been depicted as an old Asian man, so the previous Sorcerer Supreme would have to go through a gender swap. Addressing that Feige had to say this.

As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person,” Feige explained. “The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from things we didn’t know about until this story. There have been multiple [Ancient Ones], even if this one has been around for five hundred years, there were others. This is a mantle, and therefore felt we had leeway to cast in interesting ways.

This last bit of the interview contains a minor Ant-Man spoiler, so unless you want to be spoiled look away. But how trippy will Doctor Strange actually be? The closing moments of Ant-Man will give us a taste of what’s to come, so look forward to that.

We send Ant-Man on a very weird, mind-bending journey at the end of Ant-Man. It was something we hadn’t seen in a shrinking movie before, but it also represents the tip of the mind-bending weirdness we’re going to do in Strange, which I think will surprise people.”

Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.

SOURCE: birthmoviesdeath

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