Today, Entertainment Weekly released several new images and concept drawings for Marvel’s upcoming mystical adventure in Doctor Strange. The images include the first look at star Benedict Cumberbatch casting several spells. As well his magical house the Sanctum Sanctorum. As well as a glimpse of him as his alter-ego Stephen Strange after his arm surgery.
He goes onto talk about the different finger placements he is learning for the film to cast his spells:
“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that. It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also goes onto confirm Hannibal star Mads Mikkleson has indeed joined the cast as the main villain but doesn’t specifically give a name:
“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.”
However, it’s been long rumored that the first antagonist for the film will indeed be the demon Dormammu: “I’ve seen lots of names thrown around. No one has quite picked the name that we’ve chosen for him. It would be fun to conceal that, if we can.”
Check out the rest of the EW images below: