SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Doctor Strange’. Proceed with caution.
‘Doctor Strange’ directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role doesn’t materialize in theaters until November and thus far, Edwards and Marvel Studios have managed to keep a pretty firm lid on it. For example, we still don’t know who Mads Mikkeslen is playing in the film, although he is expected to be a villain.
But has LEGO spoiled the secret of this movie’s Big Bad? It certainly won’t be the first time the popular building bricks have given away important characters and plot points of upcoming movies. Previous LEGO sets have spoiled, in one way or another, movies like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Average: Age of Ultron’ and most recently ‘Ghostbusters’. (As it happens, the ‘Jurassic World’ toys featured dinosaurs and scenarios that were not in the film at all.)
Could their new ‘Doctor Strange’ set have spoiled the end of the movie?
The set features Minifigure versions of Cumberbatch’s Strange, plus Wong (played by Benedict Wong) and Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), fighting a red squid-like creature… which bears a resemblance to this threat from the comics:
Shuma-Gorath has been a threat in the comics since 1972, in which he is an ancient deity that once ruled the world. He has clashed repeatedly with Doctor Strange and The Avengers. The LEGO version isn’t a carbon copy of the comic book threat. For starters, the toy is red, not green. It also has two eyes instead of the typical one and has spider-like pincers.
So while this MAY turn out to be a film version of Shuma-Gorath, it may be a different threat altogether, possibly even one created especially for the movie.
Would you like to see Shuma-Gorath on the big screen?
‘Doctor Strange’ directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benedict Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen emerges on this plane on November 4, 2016.
Source: Screen Rant