If you stayed for the credits of last year's “Doctor Strange,” you may remember Thor requesting the help of the magician. Well, wouldn’t you know it — that wasn‘t the superheroes’ last encounter.
By Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is at the top of the pack for this year’s Saturn Awards Nominations, with the film bringing in 11 nominations.It was a good year for Disney in other ways as well, with Steven Spielberg’s The BFG tying Doctor Strange with 10 nominations and Captain America: Civil War recognized in eight categories. Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them brought in six nominations. ...
At Comic-Con last July, we learned that, while Iron Man and Captain America were punching each other over a superhero registration act in Captain America: Civil War, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was taking it easy Down Under, hanging out with his new roommate Darryl. In the minute-and-a-half clip (above), which is included on the new home video release of Doctor Strange, Hemsworth shows off the excellent comic chops he displayed in last summer Ghostbusters, as his hero comes up with a lame scheme to make some money by selling some of his Asgardian stuff.
Ever since his role in 2006’s James Bond hit Casino Royale, Mads Mikkelsen has been one of cinema’s preeminent purveyors of evil. Between facing off against Benedict Cumberbatch in that Marvel adventure and playing Death Star daddy Galen Erso in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the 51-year-old Danish actor had an extremely busy 2016, which further cemented his reputation as one of the movies’ most intense and versatile stars.
Scott Derrickson’s roots are in horror (with such early hits as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister), but he made a triumphant transition into blockbuster superhero fare this past November with Doctor Strange, the first standalone cinematic adventure for Marvel’s magic-wielding, multiverse-traversing sorcerer. With a global haul of $660 million, the film was a smashingly successful introduction to the character, as well as a preface for his future adventures throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe (it has already been revealed that he’ll appear in both Thor: Ragnarok, out Nov. 3, and Avengers: Infinity War, coming in May 2018). Ahead of the film’s home-video debut — on Digital HD on Feb. 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 28 — we spoke with Derrickson about his experiences making Doctor Strange, what he knows about Marvel’s upcoming efforts, and his interest in staying involved in any sequels.
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In the magical multiverse of Doctor Strange, it’s the cloak that makes the man. After setting foot in New York’s Sanctum Sanctorum for the first time, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) comes face-to-face with the Cloak of Levitation, a mystical object that will become an essential part of his arsenal. This flowing red overgarment has been part of Doctor Strange’s wardrobe since the 1960s, helping him fly from dimension to dimension and protecting its wearer from bodily harm.
Warning: This story discusses major plot points of Doctor Strange. Please see the film first if you want to avoid spoilers.
Doctor Strange opened to an even better-than-expected $85 million from 3,882 theaters at the North American box office, further expanding Marvel Studios and Disney’s superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at a magical $325.4 million.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, and more were on hand in Hollywood on Oct. 20 to celebrate the premiere of Doctor Strange, Marvel’s new superhero epic about the Sorcerer Supreme. The mind-bending movie opens on Nov. 4, but you can click through our gallery now to see who walked the red carpet.
Benedict Cumberbatch will bring a healthy dose of magic to the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he dons the red cloak and mystical amulet of comic-book hero Dr. Steven Strange in the aptly titled Doctor Strange. While his superpowered character can bend time and space to his will, children aren’t so easily moved — as the Sorceror Supreme learned first-hand last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“The Master of the Mystic End Credits,” composed by Michael Giacchino, will appear on the Marvel movie's soundtrack, which hits stores Friday
In new featurette, creators of the upcoming Marvel film talk about how their surreal set pieces were inspired by the art of the original comics
Marvel’s upcoming magical movie Doctor Strange has come under fire for whitewashing the character of the Ancient One — in comic book lore, an Asian man, but played by Tilda Swinton onscreen. But director Scott Derrickson has said that he was aware of the problem, and took steps to address the balance by bringing in another Marvel character.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton will bring their Oscar nominations (and win, in Swinton’s case) to mega-franchise land on November 4. Leading the way of course, is Hannibal and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen. Anyway, Marvel grand poobah Kevin Feige himself appears in the video to discuss the excitement surrounding the villains of Doctor Strange, who are known as “the zealots,” and “become seduced by what they find on the other side.” Mikkelsen plays Kaecilius, who we see in a variety of concept renderings, and explains that his character, “is part of this temple” and notes that “if the majority is looking for the truth here” then Kaecilius is looking for it “over there.” That’s very deep, Mads.
To be clear, Mads Mikkelsen’s crack-eyed Kaecilius in Marvel’s upcoming mythical actioner Doctor Strange is not a good guy. A disciple of the Baron Mordo (played in the film by Chiwetel Ejiofor), Kaecilius wasn’t all that well developed in the comics, but we do know he did his evil master’s bidding, and will be making life extra tough for Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular superhero. Mikkelsen says his inspiration for the part, however, is one of cinema’s most revered good guys of all time: late martial arts icon and movie star Bruce Lee.
By E. Alex Jung, Vulture National treasure George Takei is going in hard on Marvel. The social media icon took to his Facebook account to post about Marvel’s casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in the upcoming Doctor Strange film. He initially focused on the backpedaling done by Marvel in which they cast blame on the Chinese market as their reasoning to avoid association with Tibet. Marvel must think we’re all idiots,” writes Takei.
Tilda Swinton is on her way to the Marvel Universe. The actress is in negotiations to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, being directed by Scott Derrickson.
Today in Hollywood, Marvel lifted the curtain on “Phase Three” of its cinematic universe to a packed house of oohing and ahhing costumed Thors and Captain Americas. Studio boss Kevin Feige filled in all the blanks on the studio’s slate through 2019, introduced several new characters — including many fan favorites — and confirmed speculation that classic comic book storylines would be adapted for the screen. After the fan presentation, Feige answered questions about the future of a studio whose previous two phases included 10 films and more than $7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.