Marvel studio has released a first-look image of Doctor Strange. The character that was created in 1963 by artist Steve Ditko and writer-editor Stan Lee will be seen on November 4 next year. The “Doctor Strange” first look features Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character.
While talking about the “Doctor Strange” first look, Scott Derrickson, the director, said, “I was always interested in the extreme mind-bending visuals of the comics,” adding, “I had very ambitious for the visuals, which were rooted in the comics, that movies haven’t done yet. And a lot of that goes back to the Ditko artwork and all that ’60s craziness you see in the comics.”
Only principal photography of the movie is done. Benedict Cumberbatch is also figuring out the poses to give life to the comic superhero. Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen will be playing important characters in the movie.
The producer of the movie Kevin Feige has quite a knack for the comic superhero. He said in an interview, “When this comic appeared in the early ’60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic ’60s as we know it.”
The producer added, “Stan Lee and, in particular, Steve Ditko, had an amazing psychedelic style. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time. So, that’s inherent to the property. And that’s our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie.”
While the “Doctor Strange” first look is already revealed, Marvel is not leaking out more info. However, they have revealed that it is going to be a multiverse movie.
Marvel studio statement mentioned, “[The] sequence culminates in what we, behind-the-scenes, refer to as the ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ which literally takes him in a shocking and very fast way through the multiverse.”