Earlier this morning, EW released the cover for their next issue that just so happens to include Doctor Strange. The Supreme Sorcerer graced the cover and gave us our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in costume.
Now, EW has released even more images showing off his magical abilities, a temple full of relics, and more. Take a look at the photos below, plus comments on each one by Cumberbatch, director Scott Derrickson, and Kevin Feige.
Cumberbatch: These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic. And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s–t going on.
Cumberbatch: There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange]. Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.
Derrickson: I’m perpetually awestruck that I’m getting to make this movie. I keep waiting for the knock on the door when somebody says, ‘This movie’s too weird, we can’t make this.
Feige: When this comic appeared in the early ’60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic ’60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time. So, that’s inherent to the property. And that’s our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie.
Feige: [Benedict] was someone that we were very interested in for a very long time. But he kept getting more popular, and more popular, and he kept getting busier, and busier, and it looked like the timing wasn’t going to work. So we looked at some other actors for a while and ultimately decided, ‘We have to try and make it work with Benedict and with his schedule.’
These looks are all perfect and make my excitement levels rise for the movie. The look of his powers, costume, and the quantum realm make me confident that Derrickson, Feige, and Marvel know exactly what they are doing with the project.
Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016.