The upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Doctor Strange movie has generated a lot of buzz among comic-book fans, particularly the trailer has captured the imagination of the audience and lends an Inception-like vibe. 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, embraced sorcery and mysticism, joined the order.
Benedict Cumberbatch in a recent interview showered glowing praise on the character of 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.”
There have been a host of positive reviews from focus groups who have already seen the movie. They were struck by the flawless direction and effortless portrayal of Dr. Strange by Benedict Cumberbatch. The training of Doctor Strange with the Ancient One and unraveling of Time stone will be the best part of the movie. It’s been revealed that the training of Dr. Strange started since Tony Starks returned from Afghanistan, that means Doctor Strange existed simultaneously with the Avengers and he witnessed the events of New York and Sokovia. I am very excited. Are You?