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Filming won’t begin on ‘Doctor Strange’– the Scott Derrickson-directed adaptation of Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role– until November, so there wasn’t any footage to present at this year’s D23, but Disney and Marvel didn’t leave fans empty-handed.  Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage to present some pre-production artwork to give an idea of what to expect when the film materializes in theaters on November 4, 2016.

In particular, the art focused on how Cumberbatch will look.  The first thing to note is that Cumberbatch will indeed be sporting Strange’s goatee.

Doctor StrangeCumberbatch’s costume will feature the long tunic the comic character is known for and of course his red Cloak of Levitation.  Don’t expect his tunic to be as loose and billowy as it is in the comics, though.  One thing worth noting, not surprisingly, the color scheme is darker than that in the comics.

His astral projection power is said to look similar to the dimensional travel previously shown in ‘Thor’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ but at the same time, quite different.  Seeing as how this is something that would be added in post-production, that could change radically with time.

Also shown was Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo, Strange’s longtime enemy, who appears in the film, but has already been dismissed as being the Big Bad.  His ornate comic costume has been ditched in favor of a long green robe with a sash across the chest.

The rest of the “film” was narrated by director Derrickson and helped establish the character to those unfamiliar with his comic book exploits.  Doctor Stephen Strange is shown at work in a high tech surgery room, but his livelihood is destroyed when his hands are irreparably damaged in a car accident.

Determined to find a cure, no matter where the quest takes him, Strange finds himself in in Tibet under the tutelage of The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton.  Mordo is shown, but not much info was supplied about him.

Additional artwork was shown teasing more sequences, including one with dozens of floating cars and it is already known that the action in ‘Doctor Strange’ is split between the regular Earth dimension and parallel realms.

Once filming begins in a few months, hopefully more details and actual photos will emerge, but until then, you  can watch the video below of Benedict Cumberbatch’s message to the attendees of  last weekend’s D23.

Are you getting excited to see ‘Doctor Strange’ on the big screen?

Source: Cinema Blend