Whenever possible, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grounded the superpowers of the characters with scientific explanations. From Bruce Banner to Fitzsimmons, the MCU contains some of the best fictional scientists in the world. Tony Stark created his suit, Spider-Man has mechanical web-slingers, and the strength of Jessica Jones comes from a scientific experiment. With Doctor Strange entering the MCU, some fans have been wondering if the more mystical parts of his universe will be explained in a scientific way, updating the story for the modern age.
Scott Derrickson, director of the upcoming Doctor Strange film, shared with Games Radar that he doesn’t intend to explain away any of the mystical elements with science.
Magic is magic in this movie. It’s not something that’s explained away scientifically. It’s not something that’s easy to define. As magic should be. Magic should be mysterious. There’s mystery to magic and there’s mystery to the tone of the movie. Mystery is a good thing.
The story of Doctor Strange starts with him being a skilled surgeon, a position you don’t get to without being familiar with searching for facts and understanding science. In the teasers that have been released, he seems to quickly accept that there is another world that he wants to understand. It will be interesting to see how much Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of the character accepts the magic, and how much he fights to figure out a scientific explanation.
Doctor Strange will premiere on November 4th. You can see the rest of the interview with Derrickson in the video above. What do you think about the lack of a scientific explanation in Doctor Strange? Is this a new tone for the MCU? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Source: Games Radar