After much anticipation, the first look at Marvel’s Doctor Strange has arrived.
For those who were able to participate in set visits early on in production, they saw that Tilda Swinton’s character was bald, but Marvel President Kevin Feige requested the information be kept a secret.
“You’re not going to talk about what I look like, because we mustn’t! Please! It would be such fun if people don’t know anything.”
The Ancient One will be played by Swinton in Doctor Strange. In the strange comics, the character is a male and bald, so it was unknown if Swinton would be bringing this element into her new version.
Swinton spoke out about her character’s sexual identity and how that is not the main focus of performance.
“I think it’s all in the eye of the beholder. You know, your gender comes out of the mouth of the person who’s addressing you.”
Feige also added that this is a role that was made for Swinton because of her ability to transform within a character.
“Look, she’s a chameleon in everything she does. She can harness this amazing androgynous sense. So, we use the term ‘her’ and ‘she’ in the film. But, other than that, it’s very androgynous. Because it doesn’t matter.”
In Doctor Strange, famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash. Seeking help in the furthest reaches of the world, Strange uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions!
Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly