While it might be a bit hard to make out, we have our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of Marvel’s Doctor Strange while filming began in Nepal this week.
Sure, it’s probably one of the worst first looks at a new Marvel character yet, but it’s Benedict Cumberbatch, and he’s on set making Doctor Strange finally! It’s exciting to see filming has commenced this week, as was reported that November would be the start of production. Check out the image below:
Update: A new image shows a closer look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
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He definitely appears to be in street clothes, so this may just be some rehearsals as production literally began in the last few days. It’s unclear how the character will be revealed, but it’ll be very interesting to see what kind of look Marvel will give Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.
Rachel McAdams joined the film recently, and it looks like she’ll have a major role in one of Marvel’s most anticipated films. She joins the likes of Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as the incredibly popular Benedict Cumberbatch.
Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen was reportedly in talks to be cast as one of the villains in Doctor Strange. He’s yet to confirm his role, but the majority of this cast must be getting finalized as the film is started production just this week.
Tilda Swinton recently commented on the film’s story, saying, “It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding at the end. It’s about something very different.” We look forward to finding out more about her and McAdams’ roles.
Scott Derrickson is set to direct Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with Jon Spaihts penning the script. The film’s release date has been set for November 4, 2016.
Doctor Strange’s official synopsis: “Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”