Earlier today we got our first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as The Sorcerer Supreme courtesy of Entertainment Weekly but now, just a few hours later we get from them new amazing images, interviews and information on the upcoming film.
Director of photography Ben Davis previously stated that the film would remain faithful to its comic book roots, from these pictures we can see it is indeed true. One big example is the picture above with Doctor Strange showcasing his powers, an image that instantly takes you back to his older stories.
Of him expressing his abilities on screen, Benedict Cumberbatch said:
“These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic. And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s–t going on.”
Speaking about the physicality in the film, Cumberbatch added:
“There’s all sorts of craziness. Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.”
Among the pictures we get our first look, through concept art, at the Chamber of Relics. We can reasonably expect a few easter eggs in the scenes where we visit this location.
In the picture above the object that stands out is Doctor Strange´s cape.
President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said this about the film:
“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. 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.”
Feige also shared Marvel´s interest in Benedict Cumberbatch from the beginning as the titular hero:
“[Benedict Cumberbatch] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time. But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule’”.
Scott Derickson, director of the popular horror film "Sinister" is the one in charge of bringing Doctor Strange to light for this new iteration. He shared his thoughts about the film:
“I´m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie.” And “I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, ‘This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this’.”
Doctor Strange is set to release on November 4th of 2016.