Earlier this year the Earth-based members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gang got together for a big brawl in Captain America: Civil War, but Marvel Studios’ latter release of 2016 will introduce a new face to the crowd – and start to weave some magic into the MCU. Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, is set for release in November, and marks the first time that the Sorcerer Supreme will be seen on the big screen.
Also starring Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strangestirred interest earlier this year when the first trailer showed off some mind-bending special effects and teased a compelling character drama, as skilled surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange turns to the world of magic after a brutal car accident cripples his hands and his career in a single moment.
As part of a Comic-Con preview issue, Entertainment Weekly has shared a new piece of Doctor Strange concept art from Marvel’s Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding. Check out the image below, along with a higher resolution version from the magazine (via CBR).
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange 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, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” arrives in cinemas this July from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.