Marvel Studios continued a seemingly-endless streak of smash-hits this weekend, as the Scott Derrickson-directed Doctor Strange opened with $85m domestically, the 14th consecutive first place debut for the Disney-owned brand.
Marvel Studios deliver their most enjoyable film since Guardians with this crazy, colourful treat.
It’s time to meet Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, as Benedict Cumberbatch makes his MCU debut as the infamous Doctor Strange. Prepare for the studio’s most mind-bending adventure yet.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange was, from its initial teaser trailer, accused of taking heavy inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece Inception, and this practice has continued into the release of some character posters for the film.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme along with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) as The Ancient One and, in undisclosed roles, Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Amy Landecker (“Transparent”), and Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal”).
Composer Michael Giacchino has taken to Twitter to announce that he will be providing the score for Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movie! Giacchino won the Academy Award for Best Original Score with 2009’s Up, and was nominated for 2007’s Ratatouille.
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) from a script by Jon Spaits (Prometheus, Passengers) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident, showing audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored.