We’re less than three weeks from the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and a newly released featurette delves into what audiences can expect to see from this very different superhero film.
The new featurette primarily addresses Doctor Strange’s narrative, and how unlike the earth-bound heroics of The Avengers or the cosmic battles of Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange will primarily explore the metaphysical and supernatural side of the Marvel Universe.
Marvel President Kevin Feige, along with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams, offered up plenty of insight into the film in the new featurette.
“There is a very important supernatural side, Doctor Strange is our perfect entry point into that, and the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch has agreed to do this role is huge for us,” said Feige.
“It is strange in a way I suppose, no pun intended, that he’s flown under the radar until now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because he is a really big presence in the comics,” said Cumberbatch. “I think what we’ve seen happen within the Marvel Universe is this ever expanding coatery of superheroes, and I think now we’re at the stage where this universe, even within our world, is just about to explode into other dimensions, and I think Strange is a very natural bridge between what we know of perceivable reality and something well beyond that.”
McAdams who stars as Strange’s fellow surgeon and love interest Dr. Christine Palmer also opened up about what audiences can look forward to seeing up on the big screen.
“Parallel universes and time travel and deconstruction and reconstruction I think that’s really exciting, and I think audiences are ready to take that ride.”
Check out the new featurette below:
Doctor Strange will be released in cinemas on October 27 in New Zealand and Australia, October 28 the UK and November 4 in the US.