Ever since the first trailer for Doctor Strange debuted, controversy about whitewashing in Hollywood has been swirling online again. This came about because it was confirmed that actress Tilda Swinton was playing the role of The Ancient One, a character who was originally an Asian man in the comic books. Many Asian actors, actresses, filmmakers and fans have spoken out against this casting, saying that it plays into the tendency Hollywood has to have white actors and actresses in the roles of characters of different ethnic backgrounds. Tilda Swinton previously responded to the matter, and now Marvel Studios president CEO and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson have chimed in on the matter.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Captain America: Civil War will probably be pretty great, but if I could only see one Marvel superhero movie this year, it would be Doctor Strange. Part of this is because I have an affinity for the character, who is one of my favorite comic book heroes of all time. However, it’s also hard to say no to a superhero movie that takes a hard left turn into the realm of the mystical and the magical, which sounds like a refreshing change of pace. And that’s before you even talk about the cast that director Scott Derrickson has assembled, which includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Benedict Wong.
The first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange arrived late last night, so you know what that means – a frame-by-frame breakdown of the new footage.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Over half a century after he was first introduced in the pages of Strange Tales #110, Doctor Strange is finally conjuring up his first live-action big-screen feature this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the surgeon-turned-sorcerer, while director Scott Derrickson works his magic behind the camera. And although Doctor Strange will be the 14th film in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’ll be the first to dive deep into the psychedelic, mystical outer reaches of that universe.
Which is a roundabout way of saying it’s been tough to guess exactly what Doctor Strange might look like — but now we no longer have to. Marvel Studios dropped the very first Doctor Strange trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, and you can feast your eyes on it after the jump.
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Over the weekend, production wrapped on Marvel’s forthcoming mystic comic book flick Doctor Strange. There have been some set photos making the rounds, but since copyrights can be tricky for those kind of images we won’t post them here.
But what we can post are some images that a comic book store manager posted when Benedict Cumberbatch decided to pay a visit while still in his full Doctor Strange wardrobe. Plus, Marvel posted a picture of Cumberbatch in the shop with comic book in hand. See the Doctor Strange photos below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Every superhero has a place where they can take a load off, put up their feet, and get away from the world for a little while. Batman has the Batcave, Superman the Fortress of Solitude. Across the aisle, Thor can chill out in Asgard, Tony Stark in Avengers Tower, and Spider-Man in Aunt May’s second bedroom. However, the coolest secret lair/base of operations in all of Marvel-dom has always been Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, a house that is filled with countless magical items and magical artifacts and all of the perils that accompany keeping those items in one place.
We already received one glimpse of what this place will look like in Scott Derrickson‘s upcoming Doctor Strange movie back when the first photos of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme were released. Now, Marvel has released another glimpse at this mystical manor and it may look a little familiar to seasoned comic book fans.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Marvel can take big swings these days. This year, they turned Ant-Man — a character most people are hardly familiar with — into a box-office hit, following the massively successful and equally obscure Guardians of the Galaxy. When Marvel’s name is on a film, people will show up, which is why it’s the perfect time to introduce Doctor Strange. Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) can get weird with this comic book adaptation, and from the sound of it, that’s what he’s doing.
After the jump, read Marvel’s CEO Kevin Feige‘s comments on just how strange (not a bad pun, I promise) of a comic book movie Doctor Strange might be. He also gets into the character’s unique abilities and accessories — like the Eye of Agamotto, which could turn out to be very important to the MCU later on.
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Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Doctor Strange has been shooting for a few weeks already under director Scott Derrickson, with Benedict Cumberbatch leading the cast. Much of the rest of the cast and crew were officially confirmed in a press release last month. Today, another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place.
Sinister scribe C. Robert Cargill has confirmed that has teamed with Derrickson to write the mystical Marvel adventure, which hits theaters next year. More about the Doctor Strange writer news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve spent the past couple of weeks gorging ourselves on new footage, photos, and details from Captain America: Civil War, due out next summer. But Marvel’s other big theatrical release of 2016, Doctor Strange, remains shrouded in mystery. Not only is the character brand-new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he represents a more mystical side of the MCU that hasn’t been explored too deeply in the films so far.
Shooting on Doctor Strange has only just begun, so it’ll likely be a long while before we get a real trailer. But to tide us over in the meantime, director Scott Derrickson and producer Kevin Feige have dropped a few hints about what we have to look forward to — including a first peek at some Doctor Strange concept art. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios has officially announced the start of production on Doctor Strange… three weeks after the first set photos surfaced on the web. Yeah, we were already onto you, Marvel.
Still, that press release is useful for confirming certain details about the studio’s mysterious new movie. It reveals the star-studded cast (which includes Mads Mikkelsen, previously reported only as being in talks) and the crew (which is made up almost entirely of Marvel vets). It also gives us the first official Doctor Strange synopsis. Get all the latest officially confirmed Doctor Strange details after the jump. Read More »