One of my major concerns ever since hearing that there was a rumor there might be a ‘Doctor Strange‘ movie was how magic would work in it. When I heard that his film might be the cornerstone of the Phase 3 films, my concern skyrocketed. Thankfully Kevin Feige recently sat down and addressed what I’m sure quite a few out there have been worried about when it comes to including the Sorcerer Supreme.
Sure, Marvel has thrown in aliens in ‘The Avengers’ and are giving us a galactic view in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ but even the so called magic that the Gods wield in the ‘Thor’ films is explained away as technology that is just far past our own. Of course my last worry from Marvel is that they wouldn’t pull off ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the trailer for the film has skyrocketed it to my most anticipated movie list. Wth their hits far outweighing their misses (I’m looking squarely at you ‘Iron Man 2‘), I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.
When it comes to ‘Doctor Strange’, we have to go heavy in the mysticism. So how exactly is that going to work? Well according to Feige:
Are you watching the Cosmos series? That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic?
You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer – “How is this happening?!” – and nothing.
So what we are seeing here is magic and science blended together. As Feige elaborates, “Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.” Now that is a view I can absolutely get behind! That does lend in more of an insight as to the potential directors that they’ve been meeting with as well.
So the real question will be is this magic? Is this science? Is this magic in an offshoot of the way that Asgardian technology seems like magic? I don’t think we’re going to get a clear answer behind it all but I think we’re going to be getting a ton of vague hints that will give us a ‘take it how you want to take it’ feeling when it comes to a close.
With the new insight from Kevin are you more excited about the film or are you unsure on the direction they are going? Share your thoughts below true believers!
Source: Badass Digest