See The First Photo of Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

One of Marvel's greatest skills when it comes to their films has been casting. Every actor they sign to take on an iconic character just seems to be perfect. From the moment that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast to play the part of the Sorcerer Supreme, it wasn’t that hard to imagine what the character would look like. However, now we no longer have to guess. We finally have our first look at what Doctor Strange will look like in the movie coming near the end of next year. Check out the image below for the first official look of the man in costume.

The look of Doctor Strange has not changed much over the years and all the key aspects of the look that we’ve come to expect are here. Although, there are also some subtle differences in the Entertainment Weekly cover. While the blue tunic and red cape are there, the Eye of Agamotto is hanging from a cord around his neck, as opposed to being used as the clasp for the cape. The tunic itself is fairly basic, without the ornate symbols that are traditionally drawn on it. Finally, he uses a series of belts, as opposed to simple fabric at his waist. Here’s what Strange traditionally looks like in the comics.

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There have been some modifications of the comic look over the years, of course, so you can’t really say that there’s a single way the character is supposed to look. But this has been the traditional version. The changes here are hardly deal breakers. They’re on par with a few of the other changes that Marvel has made to costumes with their other characters. By making them look a little less like they popped out of the pages of a comic book, the character has a bit more believability with a movie audience. Believability within the MCU anyway.

What do you guys think of the first look at Doctor Strange? Is he everything you were expecting? We’ll be able to see more of him when the movie is finally released on November 4, 2016. Hopefully we’ll get a trailer attached to Captain America: Civil War in May.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.