Slotting into the same fall preview that brought forth a new peek at Michael Fassbender in action in Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed movie, we now have a fresh look at the Sorcerer Supreme thanks to Yahoo.
It’s not the most revealing Doctor Strange image you’ll find on the interwebs – nor is it the most mind-bending – but it does offer up an all-new look at Benedict Cumberbatch suited and booted as the title magician. He’s also sporting a couple of facial cuts around his left. Could Yahoo’s pic be teasing a confrontation between our sorcerer in training and one of the film’s many foes? It certainly appears so. If nothing else, this still is a timely reminder of just how convincing Cumberbatch is portraying one Stephen Strange, and we can hardly wait to see that performance play out over the course of Scott Derrickson’s origin tale.
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Headlining the mystical action as Doctor Strange is Sherlock stalwart Benedict Cumberbatch. He’ll be flanked by Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikklesen as the conniving Kaecilius.
Marvel has mapped out plans to conjure up Doctor Strange in time for November 4. Then, it’ll have some fairly strong box office competition to contend with, including Bleed for This, DreamWorks animation Trolls and WWII thriller Hacksaw Ridge. Can Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme cast a spell over moviegoers? Time will tell.
Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.