Marvel unveiled a new Doctor Strange poster today, that shows how “self-centered” the good Doctor really is. The poster shows how the Sorcerer Supreme can literally turn the world upside down, and make the entire world center around him, with world landmarks such as New York’s Freedom Tower and the London Bridge seen in the background. We’ll have to wait and see if these world-bending powers will be put on display in the movie itself when it hits theaters this November.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe. Marvel has set a November 4 release date for Doctor Strange, putting it up against Hacksaw Ridge and Trolls.
It was revealed last month that, during reshoots, Marvel brought in Community creator Dan Harmon for some last-minute rewrites on the script. The writer also may have inadvertently leaked a huge spoiler during his live Harmontown podcast at Comic-Con. After the news came out that he worked on the script, several fans revisited the panel video where Dan Harmon revealed a photo of his own computer screen, which reveals a number of Doctor Strange documents including one entitled “Strange Confronts Dormammu.” This was the first we had heard about Dormammu’s presence in the movie, but we still don’t know if it’s true, or who may be playing this villain.
The Doctor Strange cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly playing the Night Nurse, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins. Scott Derrickson directs from a script he co-wrote with C. Robert Cargill, based on the Marvel Comics. The movie is the latest chapter in Marvel Phase 3, and is expected to introduce the Eye of Agamotto as the Time Stone, tying it directly into Avengers: Infinity War.
There has also been speculation that Doctor Strange may introduce the Marvel Comics character Brother Voodoo, who may have a very small and brief cameo appearance in the movie. His brother, Daniel Drumm, already appeared in the Doctor Strange prelude comic book that was released last month, loosely teasing Brother Voodoo. While we wait for more details to be confirmed about this Marvel adventure, take a look at the new Doctor Strange poster below.