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With production on Doctor Strange not likely to start until the back-end of 2015, it will probably be a while before we actually get to see Benedict Cumberbatch in costume as the titular sorcerer supreme. That fact is not stopping the vivid imaginations of fans, however, which is why we're already seeing amazing fan art like what is featured in the Tweet below:
As you may have noticed, this cool bit of art was actually posted by Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson himself - but just in case you got too excited and started thinking it was official Marvel art, the filmmaker sent out an immediate follow-up message to prevent any confusion:
While the artwork obviously isn't official in any capacity, it does make us start to wonder exactly how Marvel Studios plans on adapting Doctor Strange's very specific look when he is brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the world of live action movies. We can hope that the character will be sporting his signature goatee, and maybe even some grey temples, but what about the rest of the outfit? Will they keep the bright blue tunic, or will they tone it now a bit in the brightness department? Exactly how over-the-top can we expect them to go with the cape, specifically the high collar that has been known to extend above the character's head? Up to this point, Marvel has shown a knack for finding a middle-ground when it comes to adapting out-there comic book costume elements for the big screen, so it will be interesting to see what they eventually come up with for the master of magic.
It's true that production on Doctor Strange isn't scheduled to start up in London for another few months, but the coming weeks and months should start to give us a better idea of what to expect from the big 2016 Marvel movie - which will introduce the incredibly vital element of magic to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Currently Benedict Cumberbatch sits alone on the movie's cast list, but there have been rumors that Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Bruhl might be joining the party, and there are obviously a number of other key roles for which we can expect Marvel to find top-notch talent to play. As always, we'll post all of the information about the project as it becomes available to us, so stay tuned and get ready for Doctor Strange, which is on the path towards being released November 4, 2016.