Marvel has released two fantastic featurettes for ‘Doctor Strange’ featuring Kevin Feige, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.
“Strange is incredibly arrogant, brilliant, sort of extraordinary and his need to control the fates, to control destiny and in particular death has brought him to the height of his profession as a neurosurgeon.” says Benedict Cumberbatch.
“He has a car crash and he loses the use of his hands and he spends all his money on operations to have his hands put back together and they don’t work. He spends his last pennies on a ticket and goes to Nepal. He finds the ancient one who is a sorcerer supreme ” – Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One)
From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Director Scott Derrickson’s creative team also includes director of photography Ben Davis, B.S.C. (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”); production designer Charles Wood (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”); costume designer Alexandra Byrne (Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”); editors Wyatt Smith (“Into the Woods,” Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”) and Sabrina Plisco, ACE (“Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” “Charlotte’s Web”); and visuals effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti (Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”).
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams as the female lead, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Amy Landecker and Michael Stuhlbarg.
‘Doctor Strange’ opens in theaters November 4, 2016.