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.
Marvel legend Stan Lee, now 94, shot three alternate cameos for 'Doctor Strange,' as described on Facebook by James Gunn, who pitched in to direct them
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.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is a movie about a surgeon who becomes a mystical sorcerer with the ability to travel between different dimensions. Nonetheless, when it came time to craft its otherworldly script, director Scott Derrickson enlisted a scientist to help develop the push-pull between its hero’s rational worldview and his newfound magical powers. ...
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.
Also to be launched in the spring are figures from the Doctor Strange movie. While Marvel movies have certainly been good for Hasbro’s business, the toys have not, until just recently, reflected what’s up on the big-screen.But that changes in a big 3.75-inch way this spring, when the play company launches several toys that take inspiration from the movies, especially those hitting this year.Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming both open this summer and are getting figures from Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series. The Marvel Legends lines comes in 3.75-inch, 6-inch and 12-inch figures and it’s the first time these figures will be available in that size. Also from Marvel Legends will be figures from Doctor Strange, Marvel’s movie that opened in November 2016 and that will be released for home entertainment via digital and Blu-ray/DVD in the spring.
Marvel Studios proved its moviemaking formula remains second to none with Doctor Strange, the media giant’s latest triumphant attempt at adapting one of its comic-book characters for the big screen. Scott Derrickson’s film was a critical and commercial ($660 million) smash, and as is so often the case with Marvel movies, Doctor Strange concludes with more than a few hints as to the future direction of its protagonist — namely, to adventure with the God of Thunder in this fall’s Thor: Ragnarok, and then to battle alongside the Avengers in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most recent offering, Doctor Strange was released to theaters in October and garnered mostly positive reviews. Audiences were treated to trippy visuals, snappy comebacks, and well-acted performances from stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton.
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If you’re worried about that moment at your Thanksgiving dinner when you go around the table and say what you’re thankful for, never fear. Let’s look to the cinema for inspiration: the characters from 2016 movies who have had the most reasons to be thankful.
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The many dimensions of Doctor Strange contain plenty of juicy roles. Unfortunately, Rachel McAdams didn’t get one of them. The Oscar-nominated actress plays Dr. Christine Palmer, a colleague and ex-girlfriend of surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Like too many superhero girlfriends before her, Christine exists only to help and nurture the main character’s journey from self-centered Dude With Potential to self-actualized Dude Who Saves the Universe. ...
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.
By Oliver LytteltonThe release of new Marvel movie Doctor Strange on Friday should complete British actor Benedict Cumberbatch's passage to the A-list, which began with hit TV show Sherlock a few years ago and has carried on through Star Trek Into Darkness and his Oscar-nominated turn in The Imitation Game. He might seem like an overnight success, but the 40-year-old actor has a long career that stretches quite a way back before his recent leap to stardom. Here are 10 early performances by Cumberbatch that are worth tracking down.
You don’t have to speak fluent sorcerer to enjoy Doctor Strange, but it helps. The latest Marvel would-be blockbuster (opening on Friday) pulls a surfeit of magical words out of its proverbial hat, from Cloaks of Levitation to Sanctums Sanctorum. To help all those amateur magicians out there, we’ve assembled this Strange Glossary to provide a comic-book primer for all the weird characters, objects, and places that pop up in Doctor Strange. Where we’re going, you won’t need magic wands.
Back in 2015, Yahoo Movies asked Stan Lee which of his “lesser-known” heroes he wished had a higher profile. The Marvel maestro didn’t hesitate: Doctor Strange. “I like him as much as all the others, but for some reason he isn’t as popular now,” Lee said.