So far, the MCU has introduced four of the six Infinity Stones, the immeasurably powerful gems that Thanos has been trying — and failing — to collect. There are still two more stones to be revealed before we get to Avengers: Infinity War, and according to a new interview with Marvel’s Kevin Feige, it looks like Doctor Strange may very well be introducing another one — the time gem.
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At this point, we know who pretty much all the main players are in Doctor Strange, save for a few minor details — although Mads Mikkelsen’s casting was finally confirmed today, all Marvel will let on is that he’s playing the main villain, and the studio is being similarly coy about Rachel McAdams’ role. While many have speculated that the actress is playing Night Nurse, new details on her part in Doctor Strange suggest that’s not entirely accurate, or perhaps not even accurate at all.
Is there a better villain than one played by Mads Mikkelsen? He’s cooked up decadent feasts as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, tortured poor James Bond with a rope, and was the baddie who had Rihanna’s money earlier this year. Now, we finally know who the Hannibal star will play in Marvel’s Doctor Strange: the bad guy!
Benedict Cumberbatch really doesn’t want to upset Doctor Strange fans.
Before you get all crazy about that headline, you should probably know that this doesn’t necessarily mean that Tom Holland will be making cameo as Spider-Man in Doctor Strange — that said, the actor did drop by the set of Marvel’s mystical superhero film, where he hung out with director Scott Derrickson and Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito. And while a Spidey cameo in Doctor Strange isn’t guaranteed…um, stranger things have happened.
There are a few things in particular Doctor Strange fans are hoping to see when Marvel’s mystical superhero film arrives next fall, including characters like the Ancient One and Night Nurse, as well as familiar elements from the comics — like the Sanctum Sanctorum, a townhouse built on sacred ground and charged with supernatural energy, the place that Stephen Strange calls home. And the latest set photo may very well be taken from inside that house.
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
Marvel's Phase 2 box set arrives tomorrow, and in addition to all the great extras and supplementary materials for the films in the second phase of the MCU, fans will find at least one very special bonus feature for one of the studio's most anticipated Phase 3 projects. You don't have to wait until tomorrow (or even buy the box set) to watch this interesting featurette on Doctor Strange right now, which also offers a look at Benedict Cumberbatch via a new piece of concept art.
Back in 2008 (seven years ago, if you can believe it), Neil Gaiman expressed interest in developing a Doctor Strange movie with Guillermo del Toro. As far as we knew, that idea never really materialized, Marvel was never made aware of it, and it was eventually forgotten. But according to Gaiman, perhaps that isn’t entirely true — perhaps Marvel passed on their idea.
Production has officially begun on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with director Scott Derrickson at the helm and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in what promises to be a truly unique and, well, strange offering from the MCU. Marvel has formally announced the start of production and confirmed the central cast, including former Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, who had previously been in talks for a role.