Why Doctor Strange Will Be The Best Superhero Movie Of 2016
This November, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally exploring the world of magic through Doctor Strange. Previously described as "psychedelic," itís already expected to be one of the most visually exciting movies this franchise has produced, with the Sorcerer Supreme battling all kinds of supernatural threats. In fact, according to Chiwetel Ejiofor, a.k.a. the movieís Baron Mordo, and Anthony Mackie, a.k.a. the MCUís Falcon, Doctor Strange will be 2016ís biggest superhero movie hit.
While interviewing Ejiofor and Mackie about their new movie, Triple 9, DesdeHollywood asked the actors which Marvel movie will be better: Captain America: Civil War or Doctor Strange? Ejiofor obviously supported his own project, but despite starring in Captain America: Civil War, Mackie agreed with him about Doctor Strange. As he put it:†
Doctor Strange, just from the artwork that I have seen, itís gonna be so different, so far out and so creatively stimulating thatís going to blow everything out of the water.
Thanks to concept art thatís come out over the last six months, we know exactly what Mackieís talking about when it comes to how Doctor Strange will be "stimulating." Thanks to learning the mystic arts from The Ancient One, Stephen Strange is able to conjure all sorts of weird magic, whether itís uttering a simple spell or using one of his ancient artifacts in the Sanctum Sanctorum. However, the mind-blowing will come when Strange starts traveling to other planes of existence, like the Dark Dimension, which will be home to all kinds of creatures and entities that would freak us out in our world. As director Scott Derrickson put it, thereís going to be a lot of "crazy shit" going on, so itís no wonder the actors are excited for it. Of course, Mackie also recently said that Captain America: Civil War is Marvelís best movie to date, so heís really just eager for all the projects in this ever-expanding world.
Like in the comics, Benedict Cumberbatchís Stephen Strange will start out as a talented surgeon whose hands are damaged in a car accident. Desperate to get them cured, heíll eventually come across The Ancient One, who teaches him the ways of magic and sets him on his path to being Earthís defender from supernatural forces. Unlike his comic book counterpart, Ejioforís Baron Mordo is said to not be completely villainous, and instead an "amalgamation" of several characters. Co-starring alongside Cumberbatch and Ejiofor in Doctor Strange are Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Rachel McAdams as an unnamed surgeon colleague of Strangeís, Mads Mikkelsen as an unnamed sorcerer bad guy, Michael Stuhlbarg as Strangeís surgeon rival Nicodemus West and Benedict Wong as Strangeís valet Wong.
Doctor Strange will cast its spell on moviegoers November 4, while Mackie gets to reprise Falcon sooner for Captain America: Civil War on May 6.
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