Doctor Strange will be bending the minds of Marvel fans on November 4th and director Scott Derrickson discussed the importance of the visuals within the film. The “Inception” style visuals take center stage during both trailers that have been released for the Marvel property and Derrickson added that seeing the film in 3D will only enhance those visuals.
“The 3D in the movie accentuates the trippiness of it all. The Steve Ditko, Stan Lee comics were all about these weird visuals and we really used those as a source for the visuals in the movie. And yet there’s a textural quality to all of them, as there was in the way that Ditko designed those early visuals, that in 3D are just going to give you more of a sense of it being more present and more real.”
While the visuals and magical elements play an important part in bringing the Strange story to life, it’s Benedict Cumberbatch performance that will have audiences talking once they leave the theater. Derrickson said that in the few test screenings that have taken place, everyone loves Cumberbatch.
“We’ve had a few test screenings and the overwhelming thing I’ve learned is that people love Benedict Cumberbatch in this movie. They just love him. It’s kind of the headline, I guess. They love the visuals, they love the action but more than that, they love Benedict, and he is Doctor Strange. And as big as a scale movie as it is and as weird as the visuals get, it is still a story about one guy. It’s about one guy overcoming himself and his own ego and in that sense it is a very specific journey that you’re tracking through from beginning to end, watching this one man get past himself. And that’s what Benedict does and the audiences love him.”
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins, Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4, 2016. Are you excited?