The upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Doctor Strange movie has generated a lot of buzz among comic-book fans. The first impression you will get from the trailers and set images is “Is this a sci-fi or a super-hero movie”. It contains beautiful shots of high-rises upside down, felt almost like the sequel to Christopher Nolan’s Inception. You will see Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange (created by Ditco and Lee in 1963) searching for meaning in his life, exploring different possibilities that could determine his fate. Here is a glimpse of Mads Mikkelsen from the movie:
It’s an origin story of a world famous surgeon turned master sorcerer whose life changed when he found the ancient one after he crippled his hands in an accident. He spent years trying to find a miracle treatment that would fix his predicament, eventually wound up at Tibet. Consequently, he shunned conventional medicine and embraced sorcery and mysticism.
It’s confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen is playing the antagonist in the movie, it’s still a mystery as to who will he be portraying. In an interview to Yahoo, Mads Mikkelsen said:
“If you look at the comic books, the comic books are quite different. I think that the film will be different from the other [Marvel] films that we’ve seen, but not as different as the books are, because that was basically the ‘60s and ‘70s – it was more like an acid trip.”
“So you still have the energy, you still have the colours, you still have the madness, but you also have something you can identify with. I think that was a necessity – if not, you would just make a crazy film. But you still have it there – you have all the action, all the good ingredients you get in a Marvel film, but it will have a different flavour, that’s for sure.”
He further said “He’s not a villain in that way – he’s a man who believes in something else than the hero. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to make the planet look wonderful or he wants to save the world as well, but he has a different way of doing it. He is the antagonist, of course, but he’s not necessarily wrong.”
The movie is set to release on November 4, 2016.