With all the recent talks about a Doctor Strange movie, I thought it would be fitting to discuss what we really need out of a Doctor Strange film. So without further ado, here are 8 things we really must see in the [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) movie.
Stephen Vincent Strange
For obvious reasons, we need the main character. It's a given. I didn't include him simply because he's essential to the whole point of the movie in the first place, but also because finding the right actor to play him is going to make it or break it for many of the fans.
Wong is definitely going to need to be a key role in a Doctor Strange movie. Like any other Marvel sidekick such as the Falcon, Bucky Barnes, Iron Patriot/War Machine, Wong and Stephen's friendship is a connection that should definitely make it to the big screen. Considering there aren't that many characters in the Doctor Strange comics, Wong is practically a no-brainer to include.
Sanctum Sanctorum is the name of Doctor Strange's 3-story house at 177A Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City. That's right Stephen, HYDRA knows right where you live! One cool part of the film I see happening is Stephen's search for a new home, when mistakenly he runs across the old, abandoned house and can feel it's strong magical aura, then decides to buy it. The building has a wing that serves a similar purpose to Odin's Vault in Thor or Tony Stark's Hall of Suits in that it keeps relics and valuables to Strange.
You can't have a Doctor Strange without the Ancient One. The Ancient One is the Sorcerer Supreme before he passes away and gives Strange the powers and the title. Though he dies pretty early on in the doctor's journey to becoming a superhero, his spirit pulls a Mufasa on us a few times and returns to assist our hero and give guidance once or twice - if I'm not mistaken.
Oh, yes. We need our conflict, and here we have it! Similar to the Thor & Loki conflict or Tigress & Po in Kung Fu Panda, Baron was the apprentice who wanted the powers but wasn't the favorite or the chosen pupil of the master. So, as all heartbroken naive pupils do upon rejection, Baron turned to the dark side and became Darth Mordo. Wrong movie, same idea. You totally get it.
One of the coolest parts about the Doctor Strange comics is that the solo series somewhat has it's own version of Thanos. I already established that Baron Mordo is similar to Loki, and this is true in more ways than one. Like Loki, Baron is really more of just a puppet behind an even greater danger: Dormammu, who like Thanos is really just evil for the sake of being evil. No back stories, no tragedy, just death. You know, just since it's funny to watch things die and all.
Eye of Agamotto
This mystical relic from the comic book world of Doctor Strange has already had a second or two of screen time in Odin's Vault in Thor. Now, explaining how this magical voodooish relic gets from across the galaxy to Doctor Strange is beyond me, but they've already had a blue cube travel from World War II to Asgard through both time and space, so at this point; it wouldn't be much of a stretch, would it?
And finally, our last little plot key. The romantic interest. Each one of the romantic interests have actually been rather interesting so far: The hero's personal housekeeper, a scientist who hit the hero with a car, and a military escort-like lady. I wish they'd break the stereotype a bit, but it likely won't happen. At least, not by much. Clea is actually the niece of the Thanos-like villain Dormammu and warns Strange about her uncle from a different dimension that she lives in. That's definitely a much more original way to introduce a love interest!