Benedict Cumberbatch has shed some light on what we can expect to see from Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
“I don’t think it’s a risk because of Marvel. Marvel is a stable of bringing out ordinary comic characters and turning them into screen-like gods. It’s very different, it’s an Astral Plane. There’s a huge new element to this Marvel universe that’s going to be employed in building this story and this character. But you know, I’m really excited about it, about working with Scott [Derrickson] whose imagination is endless, and all the boys and girls at Marvel who know what they’re doing.”
The ‘huge element’ that Cumberbatch speaks of is likely the supernatural side of the Marvel universe that we have yet to see in the Cinematic series. Marvel opened the door to the cosmic element with Guardians of the Galaxy and it has long been speculated that a Strange movie would bring the supernatural to the fore.
When prompted for any details of the project, Cumberbatch was understandably guarded;
“You’ll have to wait and see! I’m not going to be eked out on any spoilers or reveals now. It’s quite a way off but I’m very excited about that spiritual dimension, obviously. It’s something that’s been a huge part of my life.”
Doctor Strange is due for release on October 29 2016 in the UK, with the North American release coming one week later.