Filming for Doctor Strange has just gotten underway in Nepal and set photos have been hitting the web the past couple of days. Today we have a nice video taken from nearby the set showing director Scott Derrickson (sporting a very cool hat) and Benedict Cumberbatch, who appears to be looking through some sort of book while walking among some Buddhist monks.
According to a rumor from Latino-Review, this part of the film takes place right where we’d expect it in the origin story of Stephen Strange. Following his accident and several failed surgeries by the recently cast Dr. Nicodemus West (Michael Stuhlbarg), Strange heads to Nepal where he meets Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One.
Latino-Review’s source went on to mention that this original meeting with Swinton concludes with her refusal to tutor Strange. The rumor also goes on to mention some interesting bits about the film’s opening sequence featuring a character named Kaecilius, a minion of Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s Baron Mordo in the comics, exploring some inter-dimensional travel via dark magic…in 1968. Could Baron Mordo, Strange’s rival, be exploring time travel as well, or has Derrickson repurposed Kaecilius for the film? With filming underway, it’s likely some more details will hit the web soon.
Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters November 4, 2016!