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Benedict Cumberbatch's Sorcerer Supreme leads Total Film's 'Massive Comic Book Preview' issue as the upcoming Marvel flick is this months cover star. Click the link to see the British actor in a signature Doctor Strange pose...
Marvel will be hoping for yet another hit with November's Doctor Strange, the final comic book movie in what has been a hit-and-miss 2016 for the genre. Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch plays surgeon turned sorcerer in horror director Scott Derrickson's origin story. The first two mind-bending trailers for the film have promised something truly different from Marvel Studio's fourteenth offering as the MCU explores magic for the first time.
To promote the upcoming release, Total Film's latest issue not only features Cumberbatch casting an iconic hand spell on the cover as it will also feature exclusive details from the hotly anticipated release. Joining Dcotor Strange in the magazine, is a host of upcoming comic book movies including Black Panther and Justice League, as you can see on the cover image below.
For more on Doctor Strange, don't forget to pick up the new issue of Total Film on sale from this Friday.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo), Amy Landecker, with Scott Adkins, Michael Stuhlbarg (Nicodemus West), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Mads Mikklesen opens November 4th.
Marvel has announced a new ongoing Doctor Strange series by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo which will explore the character from different angles, via Entertainment Weekly.
Aaron (Wolverine & the X-Men,Scalped) will write, with art by Bachalo (Amazing Spider-Man, Generation X). Specific release information was not announced. The new title will present the Sorcerer Supreme in a new light, focusing on the character’s emotional side as well as the intellectual. “This is a Doctor Strange who is going to get hurt real bad, real quick… And who is also going to make you feel things.” Marvel editor Nick Lowes told EW.
Aaron said the new series will also deal with the repercussions of using magic.” We wanted a Doctor Strange who was always having to work for what he gets, and to show that when he shows up and uses his powers, it’s not like Captain America throwing his shield or Thor throwing his hammer,” Aaron said.”Strange has to worry about repercussions that those other heroes don’t have to worry about, because he’s a Sorcerer Supreme.”
The series will also see its protagonist using weapons, to make him a “more active, more of a hands-on kind of hero,” Aaron said. “We don’t want him to just be the guy who stands there and shoots blasts of magic energy out of his hands. We want him to be able to dive into different kinds of fights.”
This is the first ongoing Doctor Strange series since 1996, though the character has appeared in a supporting role in several series, and starred is several limited series.
Marvel has recently announced several major roles for the upcoming Doctor Strange film adaptation, which will see Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the Sorcerer Supreme.
Source : CBR