'Doctor Strange': Official Image of Benedict Cumberbatch

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

Benedict Cumberbatch is ready to portray the Cinematic Universe's version of the Sorcerer Supreme--Doctor Strange. While some early set photos from Nepal surfaced online back in November, they didn't give us a full look at what Cumberbatch would look like. On this week's cover to Entertainment Weekly, we now have a better idea how he'll be dressed.

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It appears he is wearing Doctor Strange's Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto. The movie is in production until March 2016 and also stars Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen. Marvel Studios still hasn't revealed the roles McAdams and Mikkelsen will be playing. It's said it will be revealed in EW's cover story. The issue is on sale Tuesday. Doctor Strange is in theaters on November 4, 2016.

What do you think of Doctor Strange's look from this image. Do you think it'll fit into the Cinematic Universe?

Update

EW has added some a couple images and some concept art HERE.

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#1 Posted by Bl00dwerK (958 posts) - - Show Bio

SWEET!

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#2 Posted by sparty-dbq (967 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, HELL yes. He looks awesome.

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#3 Posted by CaptainCyke (138 posts) - - Show Bio

I need a change of pants.

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#4 Posted by fables87 (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks better then previous images I saw.

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#5 Posted by MaZeRaIII (4725 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by RisingBean (9903 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool.

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#8 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13601 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome!

Can anyone confirm that there's going to be actual MAGIC in this movie and not some "alien tech that we don't understand" mumbo-jumbo copout crap?

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#9 Posted by kcomicfan (4690 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW. He looks awesome.

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#10 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

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#11 Posted by the_stegman (40417 posts) - - Show Bio

Entertainment weekly gets all the first pics.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5a4e0e8ea3dfb (796 posts) - - Show Bio

Like it though surprised they went with the more traditional look vice the streamlined appearance of the animated movie, which I thought was equally well done from a design perspective (script was a little weak)

On ign.com they've got a quote from Cumberbatch talking about experimenting with the posses and hand placement for spells and in this I'm hoping they follow the animated movie/go a Doctor Fate route and show them as a measure of will rather than having to use an incantation or invoke a deity. Using the symbols like on the cover would be a good way of distinguishing spells visually rather than having to speak. That way the magic in the MCU is a bit more distinct from, say, Harry Potter.

@bl00dwerk: side note - cool concept art though given Warhawk (think that's the dude's name on the far right) was featured in the last X-Men movie alongside Bishop and a few others wonder if Cable will even get a shot at the big screen. Would definitely have to be after the next film to establish Scott and Jean.....though for movies sake they should really simplify his background and just give him mid-level telekinesis and telepathy and the arm is necessary in the same vein as the Winter Soldiers vice going anywhere near the techno-virus/time traveling aspect.

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#13 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! They went full on. Bravo Marvel.

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#14 Posted by deadpool25mm (864 posts) - - Show Bio

AWESOME!!! YESSS THIS IS THE AGE OF HEROES!!!

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#16 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome!

Can anyone confirm that there's going to be actual MAGIC in this movie and not some "alien tech that we don't understand" mumbo-jumbo copout crap?

Fiege has explicitly stated that this film will serve as the gateway for magic in the MCU.

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#17 Posted by MisterNefarious (149 posts) - - Show Bio

@ltbrd: Tim Miller said Cable is basically a shoo-in character for Deadpool 2. I would kill for that.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5d2b83d5a0d79 (12104 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that's cool.

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#19 Posted by INCSlayer (23 posts) - - Show Bio

he is looking very Doctor Strange

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#20 Posted by Dernman (26457 posts) - - Show Bio

@shazam117 said:

Looks awesome!

Can anyone confirm that there's going to be actual MAGIC in this movie and not some "alien tech that we don't understand" mumbo-jumbo copout crap?

Fiege has explicitly stated that this film will serve as the gateway for magic in the MCU.

He must have changed his mind because he explicitly said the opposite before. In fact he said something along the lines of there being no need for real magic because high science and magic are virtually the same thing.

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#22 Posted by superhoodie (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks Amazing

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#23 Posted by Asgaard (4573 posts) - - Show Bio

@shazam117 said:

Looks awesome!

Can anyone confirm that there's going to be actual MAGIC in this movie and not some "alien tech that we don't understand" mumbo-jumbo copout crap?

Fiege has explicitly stated that this film will serve as the gateway for magic in the MCU.

When? Feige always associated Dr. Strange worldbuilding with quantum mechanics!

Either way Benedict looks fantastic in the role!

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#24 Posted by CodeComiX (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Too awesome!! Can't wait for this one to blow us all away!

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#25 Edited by sinikettu (2629 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks almost surprisingly Strange-like. Someone should give the casting & make-up a raise.

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#26 Posted by cmpunk4life (327 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome looks good. hope to see some of marvels cosmic beings and the vishanti!!!

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#27 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

UPDATE

A couple more images have been added to the original post.

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#29 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup, that's the guy!

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#30 Posted by Overmonitor (1515 posts) - - Show Bio

This could not have gone better. I love Benedict, my excitement is at an all-time high.

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#31 Posted by cmpunk4life (327 posts) - - Show Bio
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going be awesome.

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#32 Posted by amazing_webhead (10029 posts) - - Show Bio

he looks awesome! glad the cloak of levitation is still a cloak, i was worried they'd do away with that

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#33 Edited by PenguinDust (9910 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks cool, but at the same time, a bit cartoony. I don't know what to think. What's worse, I'll accept Ant-Man and he looks Power Ranger level cartoony, but I'm having trouble with this? I can't explain it either. I'll reserve any further judgment until I see it in motion (a teaser trailer). These publicity photos tend to distort my first impression in a negative way (looking at you Apocalypse).

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#34 Posted by Ducey13 (396 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks absolutely incredible. Dead on Balls accurate. What else can be said? Marvel does just an amazing job at casting (with very few exceptions i.e. Aaron taylor Johnson as Quicksilver). Always wondered why Joaquin Phoenix was their first choice. Cumberbatch looks so much better.

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#35 Posted by MisterNefarious (149 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how it looks entirely unlike anything Marvel has done so far. I was expecting his costume to look like Thor.

Nitpick: Wish the embroidery on the cape was gold and the eye wasn't a necklace. Super nitpicky. I'm very pleased with this look.

Cannot wait to see Dormammu or Shuma (one of those just has to be in this)

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#36 Edited by Jonez_ (11500 posts) - - Show Bio

@misternefarious: Just the idea of Shuma-Gorath being mentioned in this movie gets me all giddy. He's one of my favorite villains in all of fiction.

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#37 Posted by deactivated-5a4e0e8ea3dfb (796 posts) - - Show Bio

Kind of curious if people want this gear to be the actual Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agammoto or if it would be better (for MCU simplification of some comic concepts) for all who train under the Ancient to wear similar cloaks and the amulet is a focusing device vice the actual Eye?

I'm somewhat inclined toward the latter in order to keep down the amount of explanation required to give casual audiences the proper background on the mystical side of the MCU. Could still have the same effects we're used to in the comics (like the cloak altering its shape and appearance or the amulet being used to emit a light, green I guess in Strange's case given the center jewel, that dispels illusions or reveal something hidden) just that these aren't mystically specific objects.

Part of that inclination is not seeing Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme in this film but simply come into his own as a sorcerer through battle with Mordo. Save the passing of the Ancient and assumption of the title till the second film (even the title of the next film could be Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme to indicate that transition sometime during it). Thus both objects are magical staples vice the vestments of a Sorcerer Supreme.

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#38 Posted by deactivated-5a4e0e8ea3dfb (796 posts) - - Show Bio

@misternefarious: yeah definitely down for that to occur, but could still see it working without time travel or techno-organic virus involvement. Given the new films still follow a timeline similar to the last trilogy (at least in some similar order of which students become X-Men and such....sorry all the Iceman fans) you could still have a young 20's Cable be the son of Scott and Jean by the time of Deadpool 2. Or give him a mix of parental abilities with just telepathy and optic blasts. Could go for that and give more justification to being more of a soldier that would be expected of telekinetic and telepathic capability.

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#39 Posted by derekvang (1519 posts) - - Show Bio

Straight outta the comic

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#40 Posted by KittyParker13 (3638 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna be good.

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#41 Posted by Snipergallo (87 posts) - - Show Bio

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth!!! This is looking awesome

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#42 Posted by Synack1138 (219 posts) - - Show Bio

is this news? He looks as he suppose too.

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#43 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I am not into Dr. Strange I admit Cumberbund...err..Cucumber...um...Cumberbatch... looks spot on! Nice job. Very intrigued how he will be portrayed.

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#44 Posted by MisterNefarious (149 posts) - - Show Bio

@ltbrd: yeah but dude... Just imagine this film version of deadpool time traveling with Cable. Oh the antics

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#45 Posted by Don_Jay (69 posts) - - Show Bio

@ltbrd: I like the general look. I like the cloak, though it could use a bit gold on it. However I find the Eye disappointing. The whole amulet thing I'm fine with. But the look of it differs so much from it's original look, which is iconic on it's own, that I have to nitpick and bitch about it a little bit. Still, I can't wait for the movie.

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#46 Posted by butters911 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

It's right out of the comics. When possible, I love when they do that

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#47 Posted by MisterNefarious (149 posts) - - Show Bio

@don_jay: I'm with you on the trim. The one thing I really would like changed is to make that embroidery on the cape into gold.

Otherwise I love it

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#48 Posted by CitizenJP (782 posts) - - Show Bio

This got me so pumped.

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#49 Edited by heavyone (56 posts) - - Show Bio

I really was not expecting much, but this looks like it might be worth watching!

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#50 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (11845 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope he does actual magic instead of that quantum mechanics bullsh*t Kevin Fiege gave us.

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