Doctor Strange’s cinematographer Ben Davis has revealed that the upcoming Marvel movie of Doctor Strange portrayed by the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch will follow a dark and psychedelic approach. The movie will embrace trippy comic book roots as well as travel through various different dimensions.
“It has a very psychedelic grounding, and it’s not your typical Marvel action movie,” Davis said. “Most of the work within it is about other dimensions. And I described it, I think, when I was talking to Marvel as Marvel’s Fantasia, in a way, because it’s so sort of out there and different to everything else that they’ve done.”
Doctor Strange's character has also been influenced by 20th Century artist M.C. Escher, who is known for his mind-melting works that explore the realms of infinity.
Of course, Marvel fans got a taste of a world beyond our own in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, which saw a visit to the “Quantum Realm”. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently hinted in an interview with CinemaBlend that the realm will help pave the way for some truly unusual Doctor Strange sequences.
With a release date of November the 4th 2016, Doctor Strange is scripted by Jon Spaihts and directed by Scott Derrickson. The movie will follow the story of neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
Additional cast members include Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton with Rachel McAdams said to be in talks for an as of yet unconfirmed role.