Doctor Strange cast details revealed
We already received new Doctor Strange photos earlier today, and now we have more Doctor Strange cast details as well thanks to the latest issue of EW. Before we get to the cast, here are a few more quotes on the film itself.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige told the magazine: “When this comic appeared in the early ’60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic ’60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time. So, that’s inherent to the property. And that’s our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie.”
“There’s all sorts of craziness [in Doctor Strange],” added Benedict Cumberbatch. “Falling, flying, jumping, fighting, punching, getting punched. It’s really rough and tumble.”
Cumberbatch, of course, plays the title character, while Tilda Swinton plays a mystic called the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor is an associate of the Ancient One called Karl Mordo. What we didn’t know was who Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams are playing. While we still don’t know their character names, we now have a bit more info.
“Mads is playing our main villain,” executive producer Stephen Broussard told the magazine.
Feige gave a bit more on the character: “We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie. But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions. Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect. [He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through.”
As far as Rachel McAdams? “Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer,” says Feige. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”
“Rachel McAdams is sort of [Doctor Strange’s] contemporary in the modern-day New York world, before and after he goes on this crazy journey,” added Broussard. “So, she sees him before, she sees him after. She’s kind of this audience point of view.”
Scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016, Doctor Strange is scripted by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) and directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil). It is said to follow the story of neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.