Like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man before it, Doctor Strange is widely considered to be a “risky” movie for Marvel Studios, something which seems to stem from how different it’s going to be to usual superhero fare. As with everything else they release though, it’s hard to imagine it being anything other than a hit, and the movie just keeps on sounding better and better.
The latest comments come from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, as he’s explained in detail what kind of powers Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme will have in Doctor Strange:
“He can do a whole host of things, eventually. He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor.
It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
Things got even more interesting when Feige appeared to drop some hints about Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto being the Time Stone. He doesn’t exactly confirm it, but it certainly sounds that way:
“The Cloak of Levitation [and] the Eye of Agamotto are his two signature pieces. In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.”
The more we hear about Doctor Strange, the more unique and interesting the movie sounds. These latest comments are particularly interesting, and it’s going to be awesome to see how the story ends up playing out when the film hits theatres on November 4th, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly