It’s official – ‘Doctor Strange’ has finally donned his cape as Benedict Cumberbatch appears for the first time in the iconic comic book costume.
Appearing on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, Dr Stephen Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is pictured for the first time wearing his classic red and blue cloak… and it’s one of the first times he tried on the costume.
“There’s going to be crazy s— going on,” he said about the movie.
‘Doctor Strange’ began principal photography in November and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Marvel hero - a top neurosurgeon unable to perform surgery after a car accident leaves him with injured hands.
Travelling the world in search of a cure, he eventually discovers the hidden world of magic and mysticism… becoming the supernatural superhero we know and love.
But Benedict Cumberbatch admits he’s still learning how to cast a spell…
“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that,” he explained. “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.”
“I’m still working on that,” he added. “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.”
‘Doctor Strange’ stars Benedict Cumberbatch as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villainous Baron Mordo. Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen also star in currently unknown roles.
Back to the costume, it’s clear that Marvel is attempting to replicate the iconic comic book look… and with Doctor Strange sporting the Eye of Agamotto – the mystical amulet worn around his neck – it’s clear that we can expect some crossover with the comics.
But will we see some of those classic demonic villains? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Doctor Strange’ heads to cinemas on 28 October 2016.
Picture Credit: Entertainment Weekly, Marvel