The upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Doctor Strange movie is the next in line to be released in coming November, it has generated a lot of buzz among comic-book fans. 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. Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange (created by Ditko and Lee in 1963) is searching for meaning in his life, exploring different possibilities that could determine his fate. 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, joined the order.
Marvel studios have recently released an epic concept art of Doctor Strange as the fully realized Sorcerer’s Supreme, ahead of the San Diego ComicCon, 2016. Benedict Cumberbatch in a recent interview said about Dr. Strange “This man [Stephan Strange] reaches the very bottom and then more. You think, How much more can this guy take? He’s broken, he gets up again, he is broken – and that’s what makes him a superhero. A lot of people have asked me, ‘What makes him a superhero?’ That’s really the answer I should have given. It’s not the Cloak of levitation. It’s not the eye of Agamotto. It’s about his staying power. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. The guy endured so much.”
The ability of Marvel studios to think “out-of-the-box” ideas and bringing these characters alive on big screen is what sets them leagues apart from DC Entertainment which seems to think that merely referencing Justice League members through an e-mail will somehow bring DC superheroes together to fight a larger enemy. It will be interesting to see how Doctor Strange gets linked with rest of the Avengers. Well…I am really excited to see Doctor Strange on a big screen.
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