Doctor Strange- First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch
One of the more interesting comic book movies of next year is Doctor Strange. Not only is it the introduction of a very new hero for Marvel, but it also introduces the idea of magic and mysticism for the cinematic universe. Horror director Scott Derrickson is helming the film, which has an all-star cast of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Other than the Avengers movies, this may the most talented cast in a single Marvel movie ever. I was saying long before he was cast that Cumberbatch would be perfect for Doctor Strange. He has a very deep voice that would be perfect for casting spells. He fits the tall and slender physique of the character, and is just an excellent actor. He was phenomenal in The Imitation Game last year. So I am very excited to see him in this film, and now we have our first look at not only Cumberbatch as Strange, but at the movie itself.
In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, a series of photos have been released from the film, both of Cumberbatch in costume and concept art for the film. You can view the images below:
I absolutely love Cumberbatch's look. Aside from some minor tweaking, it is pretty much lifted straight out of the comic book. It has everything: the red cloak, the blue shirt, the amulet. Even the magical beams look just like Steve Ditko's drawings from the 1960's comics. The concept art looks great, and gives us a look at the origin story aspect, as well as Doctor Strange's headquarters. Doctor Strange has been one of my most anticipated films of 2016, and now I am even more excited after seeing this preview. This looks like it could be one of Marvel's most interesting, different and perhaps even best film.
What do you think? Do you like the looks of Doctor Strange? Are you looking forward to seeing the film? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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