The day of the Doctor (Strange) will soon be here. Ahead of the Doctor's cinematic debut in November (and possible more news from New York Comic Con in early October), we've got some new Doctor Strangecharacter posters and images for you.
Character poster featuring Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)
Character poster featuring Christine Palmer/Night Nurse (Rachel McAdams)
Character poster featuring Wong (Benedict Wong)
*** Updated (09/28/16): A few additional character posters are now online ***
Character poster for the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton)
Character poster for Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen)
Character poster for Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor)
*** End of 09/28/16 update ***
Benedict Cumberbatch and director Scott Derrickson in Kathmandu
Strange faces the camera in his Sanctum Sanctorum
Cumberbatch and Derrickson sit in front of the Window of the Worlds
Strange and Palmer limp through a hospital
Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) watches as Wong (Benedict Wong) shouts
Strange either training or dancing
Mordo observes as Strange poses
The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Mordo converse
Doctor Strange fans may want to know, even before his first film hits the screen, what the future of Sorcerer Supreme may be. Well, unsurprisingly, we may get to see the Doc in a blockbuster team-up on May 4, 2018. At least that's what one might guess by Cumberbatch's hints:
"[There is the] logistical challenge of aligning his schedule with those of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany"
Hmnn… Now which upcoming film will assemble all of those actors onscreen? Cumberbatch also added:
"To get us all together will be quite something. That’s why this character is being introduced, to open up the next chapter" … "So watch this space to see how that unfolds."
It's nice that the Doctor will join forces for some avengin' against 'ol purple face (and maybe in Thor: Ragnarok before that?), but one might ask where were the Ancient One, Mordo, Wong, and other magic users when we were getting attacked by the army of Chitauri or hordes of Ultron? Collider asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about that:
"There are people inhabiting the same world that are stopping buildings from falling down, robots from doing this, aliens from doing that – these people in this movie are stopping inter-dimensional forces from wiping out all of reality."
"So although it doesn’t necessarily come up, we’ve always assumed that the sorcerers have bigger fish to fry when they hear there’s something in a city or there’s a bank being robbed. They’re not thinking about it. They’re thinking if we don’t keep vigilant our sense of reality will disappear, and there won’t be a bank to rob and there won’t be a city to be conquered."
Doctor Strange will bedazzle audiences in theaters November 4, 2016. Maybe we'll see a cameo of the doctor in Thor: Ragnarok the next year, November 3, 2017. Then probably in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.