Though much of the superhero news lately has been focused on Fantastic Four, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, let's not forget that we're about to see seven superhero movies in the next year.
One of those movies is about to change the way we see Marvel movies and superhero movies in general. Recently South Africa got cool new showings of Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, with fans saying Cumberbatch has never looked more terrifying.
Doctor Strange Set to Revamp Marvel?
Recently, Strange's cinematographer Ben Davis, who recently worked on last summer's box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy and [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), talked about how Doctor Strange will be different from anything else we've seen so far. Davis said that although the film will feature mind-altering effects and dark topics, it won't be your typical dark movie, according to The Guardian. When trying to sell the idea to Marvel producers to make the film dark, Davis had this to say:
"I described it as Marvel's Fantasia because it's so out there and different to everything else that they've done. It's all very out there, I can't really say much more about it, I'm afraid. But I think it'll be really interesting, and it's a very dark movie, I'm pleased to say." - Davis via the Guardian
This new approach might work very well for Marvel, as some critics have claimed Marvel's biggest competition is DC's darkness and grittiness. For some fans, Marvel is the place to get feel good comedy-packed movies, and DC is the source of dark, intellectual, gritty films.
However, with Doctor Strange, it appears Marvel is set to revamp their image and make a wide variety of movies. Though, no further plot details were given, Davis did state that the film will involve some inter-dimensional travel, an aspect of Marvel Comics we haven't seen on film yet.
Although we aren't set to see Doctor Strange reach the big screen until late 2016, the direction it's taking looks very promising. If Strange does well, perhaps we'll see Marvel attempt even more dark story lines and characters. Marvel has already become one of the biggest names in the movie industry and has accomplished amazing feats but if they manage to make amazing witty action-comedy's such as Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy and create stunning dark-psychedelic films, then there is nothing Marvel won't be able to accomplish.