My favorite Marvel superhero of all time is Doctor Strange; he can project his thoughts, travel through time, and bend reality as we know it. Sorry Ironman, but high-tech suits won’t cut it for defending Earth against intergalactic terror.
Doctor Strange is easily one of the most ambitious and mind-bending Marvel films to ever debut on the big screen. Doctor Stephen Strange has coined the name Doctor because of his former job as a highly successful neurosurgeon. Due to a career-ending car accident, the nerves in Doctor Strange’s hands are severely damaged, which inspires him to seek healing, where he instead finds new power and responsibility in the Mystic Arts.
During the interview for the cast and crew of Doctor Strange, we uncovered a lot of interesting facts about the movie itself, here are 5 Fun Facts About Doctor Strange:
1. Tilda Swinton ( AKA The Ancient One ) said being invited to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe is like being invited to join the circus.
When asked what it was like to be part of the MCU, Tilda Swinton stated “I keep saying it’s a bit like being invited to join the circus, you know? You get invited to be the bearded lady or the painted gentleman”. ~ Tilda Swinton
2. Mads Mikkelsen grew up watching Bruce Lee, which was his greatest inspiration to join the cast of Doctor Strange.
During the press conference, Mads Mikkelsen stated “… basically half of my life I was reading comic books and the other half I was watching Bruce Lee. ” ~ Mads Mikkelsen
3. During filming, Benedict Cumberbatch, and director Scott Derrickson randomly visited a comic book store during shooting.
During the press conference, Benedict stated “I went into a comic book store on the last day of shooting in New York, and Scott was just like, look, look” to which Scott Derrickson continued by saying “I have the video on my phone. I’ve never sent it to anyone but Benedict… I said we have to go in. And he goes, we should, shouldn’t we?…I put the camera on him and followed him into the comic book store and the people in there couldn’t believe it was Doctor Strange.” ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
4. Surprisingly, Rachel Mcadams, who plays a nurse and love interest in Doctor Strange, has a mother who was an actual nurse.
During the discussion revolving around how Rachel McAdams character fit into the film, Rachel stated ” …My mom is a nurse, and I did not inherit that gene. I was always fascinated by what she did because it was far from anything I understood. So to get to delve into the medical side things and shadow these incredible neurosurgeons ( who were on set ) was amazing.” Rachel added: “It was so nice to wear scrubs all the time while Benedict was sweating buckets in his cloak.” ~ Rachel Mcadams
5. Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton were both taught the art of tutting, which is a precise form of hand choreography that has a significant roll in the visual effects of Doctor Strange.
When asked about the elaborate hand choreography that took place in Doctor Strange, Tilda stated: “We had a proper master working with us for weeks, I would say, just as much we were learning about martial arts we were learning how to trust with JayFunk. He taught us a series of very precise movements… .” ~ Tilda Swinton
Doctor Strange will roll into theaters on November 4th, the movie suits all ages and is already one of my personal favorites.
Until Next Time