During a presentation in Africa last week, Disney unveiled concept art of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) as Doctor Strange for Scott Derrickson's upcoming Marvel film.
From eyewitnesses, Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange had facial hair and looked quite "menacing," but his superhero costume wasn't as colorful as his comic book counterpart traditionally wears.
"Doctor Strange looks dark. Very dark," htxt.Africa reported. "As in scraping the edge of ‘horror-movie-dark’ and information imparted about the film from Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, supports this appraisal. According to Feige, the film will have a firm footing in the shadowy world of the occult and supernatural. While we’re not expecting it to be a true blue horror film, but if it could provide as many chills as say Constantine (the TV series, NOT the film), then that would be great. Oh, and Benedict Cumberbatch looks very fetching in his Doctor Strange get-up. Very fetching indeed…"
@ohgodbenny His costume isn't too colourful. From what I remember, robes are blood red and green and cap is black.— Nick Cowen (@witenoyze) July 30, 2015
Thoughts on the @Marvel Doctor Strange concept art from #DisneyAfrica is that Benedict Cumberbatch has never looked more menacing.— Shaheema Barodien (@Shaheemab) July 29, 2015
@itchicko There's definitely goatee - he wouldn't be #DoctorStrange without it! But keep in mind we only saw concept art.— Shaheema Barodien (@Shaheemab) July 29, 2015
@itchicko Saw Benedict Cumberbatch as both neurosurgeon and in his grandiose #DoctorStrange costume. Very exciting transformation!— Shaheema Barodien (@Shaheemab) July 29, 2015
Truly was incredible to see Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, as well as his glorious NYC base. Too much to look forward to. #disneyafrica— Zoe (@Moonstormer) July 30, 2015
@ohgodbenny Very dark. Very very dark. Looks quite lush, actually.— Nick Cowen (@witenoyze) July 30, 2015
Marvel's Dr. Strange will cast a spell on theaters November 4, 2016. Want to know when Marvel’s other movies are opening? Check out our Comic Book Movie Release Schedule here!