With weeks to go before Marvel unleashes its fourteenth feature film, Doctor Strange, on a movie-going audience, we still have a lot of unanswered questions about what is in store. We know that the movie will serve as an origin story for Dr. Stephen Strange, a renowned neurosurgeon whose precious hands are damaged beyond repair in an automobile accident. Pushed to scour the globe for a cure, Strange encounters the mystical arts, under the tutelage of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and embarks down a totally different path.

Doctor Strange

But beyond the trailers, we haven't seen a lot about the side characters that will help Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) on his mysterious journey. The first one I have to share, though, showcases the film's use of exotic locations. The Marvel movies have taken audiences to unique corners of the globe, but never before have we seen Nepal until now:

Doctor Strange in Nepal

When Stephen Strange heads to Nepal, he'll encounter the Kamar-Taj, a training dojo of The Ancient One. Strange will be recruited by powerful sorcerer Mordo (Ejiofor), who senses potential in the wounded man. And as we saw in the trailers, the Ancient One and Mordo will need to break down Strange's mental barriers to explain to him that there are many different ways to see the world... and no one way is absolutely correct.

While on set, we were able to watch Benedict Cumberbatch film a scene with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton where he fell through a portal and landed at their feet, covered in snow. I'm thinking the above photo shows us what is happening right before this scene plays out, as Strange is still in his "novice" training robes. Below, we have a better look at Mordo, an ally of Strange in this universe.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in Doctor Strange

But Stephen Strange's journey isn't limited to Nepal. Read on to see what else we can reveal.

Comments

Related

Headlines

Hot Topics

New Reviews

Top Movies

Features

Gateway Blend ©copyright 2017