November is still a way away, but it’s never too early to learn more about the year’s offerings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Luckily, new information about ‘Doctor Strange’ has been coming out left and right. After the first official photos from the production surfaced less than two weeks ago, we’ve been hearing a myriad of details about the Sorcerer Supreme’s live-action debut in the fall. Now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is weighing in with more information about what we can expect to see in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Feige discusses how Stephen Strange’s story “couldn’t be any more different than any of the films that have come before it” in the MCU. During that conversation, he touched on the aspects of the film drawn directly from the classic Doctor Strange comics of the 1960s. But something that stands out as more interesting is the mention of the Dark Dimension:
“There are more things that lurk in shadows in this movie, perhaps, than our other movies. We see glimpses of something called the Dark Dimension. But if you were to open a Doctor Strange comic drawn by Steve Ditko, you would see the Dark Dimension is, in fact, very colorful in an extremely psychedelic way. Those are the things we’re not shying away from.”
This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard the word psychedelic thrown around in reference to this movie. When the trip concept art above was released with the first glimpse at Cumberbatch in costume, Feige had mentioned that the filmmakers are looking to retain the mind-expanding, psychedelic, 60s feel of the comics. But this is the first time that we’re hearing the Dark Dimension in reference to the MCU. As Comic Book Movie points out, that’s the mysterious realm where the evil Dormammu and Umar call home. Could this be confirmation that Mads Mikkelsen, who is said to be the story’s main villain, is indeed playing Dormammu? We can’t say for sure, but I’m sure that we’ll learn more as the movie’s premiere gets closer.
What do you think about the Dark Dimension being included in ‘Doctor Strange’? Do you think the realm’s inclusion confirms that the former ‘Hannibal’ star will embody the nefarious demon on the big screen? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Doctor Strange’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mads Mikkelsen opens in theaters on November 4, 2016.