With production nearing completion on Marvel Studios’ newest addition to the MCU – Doctor Strange – news ought to be slowing down until we get our first hints at a trailer. Fortunately, MCUExchange has recently learned that The Sorcerer Supreme himself has been spotted filming scenes at one of science’s great landmarks: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Since it went online in 2008, the LHC (the world’s largest particle accelerator) has been at the center of the scientific community’s efforts to discover more about the quantum nature of science. From the discovery of the long predicted Higgs boson particle to tetraquarks, CERN’s LHC has been a key instrument in pursuing knowledge beyond the standard model of physics.
What could Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme be doing at such a place? Fans shouldn’t be too surprised to see science come into play in a Marvel Studio’s film, but in a film about magic, it may come as a bit of a surprise. However, in 2014, Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige told Badass Digest’s (now Birth.Movies.Death) Devin Faraci that the magic in Doctor Strange might tie right into the world of quarks and supersymmetry.
Are you watching the Cosmos series? That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic?
Particularly interesting in light of this information is another quote from that article that could explain WHY Stephen Strange might go to CERN:
You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer – “How is this happening?!” – and nothing.
Perhaps the doctor goes in search of answers to his newly found powers and ends up in Switzerland. This is certainly an interesting little scoop and we are curious to see what implications the Doctor’s visit may portend for the film’s central plot.
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