I've been on a Marvel kick lately. Mainly because the new Avengers movie is right around the corner. So after watching [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), I got to thinking about something the movie mentioned. Now this is a theory, so don't be like "Oh Dave did you warm up before a stretch like that?" It's not that kind of theory.
In Cap 2, Jasper Sitwell describes what Project Insight is programmed to do. And in doing so he lists off the names of people it will most likely target. "Dave you're too late we already know he says Stephen Strange...You're such a loser." Yeah I know! But when he says Stephen Strange he says it like he is already established in the Marvel Universe.
Which leads me to believe that the [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) movie isn't going to be an origin story. I think they are just going to skip over it and focus on what he is doing at the moment. Fighting Demons and going to other dimensions and so on.
Or they might do something like they did in The Incredible Hulk where they explain his back story in the credit sequence. Or they'll reference it in passing really quickly.
Now this could be risky. Seeing as that the general audience doesn't know this character too well. You might need that origin story to feel something for this character when he is in peril. Other wise it's some guy in a bathrobe doing magic tricks and nobody has any real feelings towards him. They might not care.
Though on the flip side we can see him being bad ass and cool, and not have to worry about having a hour twenty minute set up with Strange learning his powers. Then in the last thirty minutes we see a decently dumb action scene just because.
I think we can still feel for the character without knowing everything about him. You don't necessarily need to see his up bringing to know what kind of person/hero he is.
Doctor Strange will be out in 2016 and we will see if the Sorcerer Supreme has any big surprises for us. What do you guys think! Let me know in the comment section below! I look forward to what you guys have to say!