To accompany our set visit coverage, Walt Disney Pictures has given us a bunch of new Doctor Strange photos and three posters to debut. I’ve included clips from our Doctor Strange on-set interviews along with these new photos to give you a deeper look at the film and the new Marvel characters it introduces.
Update: We have three more Doctor Strange character posters to debut, hit the jump to see them now.
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Today we continue our coverage from the set of Doctor Strange with our interview with Tilda Swinton, who plays the Ancient One in the comic book movie adaptation. During our on-set chat, Swinton talked to us about how her character is different from the original comic book version, her physical transformation for the role, her character’s relationship with Stephen Strange, what it’s like to play timeless characters, staying true to the comics even though it seems they are presenting a different vision of this character and much more. Hit the jump to read our Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange interview.
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After Phil Coulson and the agency helped assemble The Avengers, an ABC television series spin-off launched to tell the ongoing adventures of the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. But S.H.I.E.L.D wasn’t long for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hydra had infiltrated the group, and the agency was brought down by the events seen in Captain America: Winter Soldier. While the team has continued as a small unofficial faction in the tv series, they have not been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since. The Marvel movie and television groups have been divided, and even those involved in the shows don’t have much hope for future crossovers. It’s almost like the Marvel universe has been split into two entirely separate cinematic and television dimensions that not even Doctor Strange can merge.
But there may be hope for SHIELD to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At least if you believe Samuel L Jackson, who plays former SHIELD director Nick Fury. Could a SHIELD MCU return actually happen?
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It sounds like Marvel Studios feels the need to build the early buzz on Doctor Strange a little more, because they’ve just announced a special IMAX 3D sneak preview of 15 minutes of footage from the movie. Find out when and where you can catch this Doctor Strange sneak preview after the jump. Read More »
We continue our Doctor Strange on-set coverage with an interview with actor Benedict Wong (The Martian, Prometheus). He plays the character Wong in this comic book adaptation and shares the first name as the film’s lead actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, which must make things very confusing on set. But as we’ve learned previously, Wong has been upgraded from a racial stereotype manservant/sidekick to a Kamar-Taj master. What role does Wong fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Find out in our Benedict Wong Doctor Strange interview, after the jump.
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When actor Benedict Cumberbatch burst into our room on the set of Doctor Strange, he looked as if he had just come from the North Pole. Specs of snow covered his hair and shoulders, while tiny icicles hung down from his facial hair. He clutched his arms around himself and declared “I bring greetings from Everest. Hello.” We had not stepped on the soundstage yet, so this was the first time we saw Cumberbatch in costume, and it was not what any of us were expecting.
I think maybe we were anticipating the actor to be dressed in his Doctor Strange costume, but they were filming a scene from earlier in the movie when Stephen Strange is conducting his training with The Great One in Kamar-Taj. The doctor has just come back through a portal from Mount Everest.
What follows is our conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch from the set of Doctor Strange earlier this year. We talk about the scene he was filming that day, the costumes and weapons he gets to use, why he wanted to be in this Marvel movie, the pressure of being a very different Marvel film, the evolution of his character and much more. Hit the jump to read our Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange Interview now.
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We continue our on-set Doctor Strange interviews with the director himself, Scott Derrickson. Between filming scenes, Derrickson talked to us briefly about the movie’s possible soundtrack, the adaptation process in a Marvel movie, what its like working in collaboration with Marvel Studios, the struggle to make magic feel different from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, the film as a martial arts based supernatural action movie, the fantastical visual imagery, why Scott loves the character, how the film’s humor is like Captain America: Winter Soldier, how Benedict Cumberbatch brings the humor to the movie, why they chose Kaecilius to be the villain for this story, why they made the changes to Wong and The Ancient One, and more. Hit the jump to read out full Scott Derrickson Doctor Strange interview.
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In February 2016, I traveled to London to get a glimpse at another dimension and visit the set of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. While on set we got a chance to have a long chat with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who as always, provided us with a lot of hints at what to expect from the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige talks about Doctor Strange’s origin story, how the movie will be different from the comics, rooting crazy concepts in real science, does Steven Strange know about The Avengers, how the film is more respectful to other cultures than the original source material may have been, how this movie was inspired by The Oath, which characters might connect with the Runaways, Mads Mikkelsen‘s character Kaecilius, multiple dimensions, the trouble with writing magic action, how Mordo is different in the movie, Rachel McAdams‘ character Christine Palmer, is the eye of agamotto an infinity stone, the genre of the film, how this film will defy expectations, Steven Strange’s role in the larger MCU, will we see cameos from the other Marvel characters, and much more.
If you’re a Marvel fan and have ever read a Kevin Feige interview before then, you know this is well worth your time. Hit the jump to open the portal.
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Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Avengers: Infinity War is shaping up to be a real all-hands-on-deck situation. Not only will the current Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy be reporting for duty, but characters we haven’t even met yet like Captain Marvel are expected to join the fray. And you can add Doctor Strange to that growing list of superheroes. Benedict Cumberbatch let slip that the Sorcerer Supreme will be appearing in the 2018 team-up, following his own big-screen debut this fall. Read More »