It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the film adaptation of everyone’s favorite Sorcerer Supreme. With the November 4th premiere quickly approaching, Doctor Strange himself Benedict Cumberbatch had this to say to Entertainment Weekly to let the fans know what they are getting in for.
“This man reaches the very bottom and then more,” says Cumberbatch. “You think, How much more can this guy take? He’s broken, he gets up again, he’s broken — and that’s really 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 and not a sprint. The guy endures so much.”
More than the sum of his magical artifacts, this Strange adaptation really seems to be going for the human element beneath all of the trippy visuals and magical incantations. This speaks to the core of what has made the Marvel Studios films so successful. Whether fighting inter-dimensional monsters or learning sweet moves from co-star Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One), the most important thing is that the audience empathizes with Strange as a person.
Along with a quote from Cumberbatch, Entertainment Weekly also revealed a brand new still from the film, as well as a higher quality version of the still we posted yesterday. You can view those above.
Doctor Strange, which was directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister), stars Cumberbatch as the titular character, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The film will hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.