Rumored Doctor Strange Plot Details Revealed

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Doctor Strange has begun filming in Nepal, and the Latino-Review reports to have some details on the plot.

According to LR, the film’s plot stretch’s all the way back to the 1960s, and covers ground that will be familiar to most Doctor Strange fans:

The "Doctor Strange" movie actually starts much earlier than anyone expected, opening in 1968 Kathmandu where some Zealots of dark magic manage to open a portal to another dimension. Leading them is a character named Kaecilius, a name taken from a character associated with Baron Mordo in the Marvel Comics.

We leave the mystery of magic in the 1960s behind to catch up with brilliant Stephen Strange in modern day New York operating on a gunshot wound. He's a brilliant surgeon who is a bit arrogant until one night, while chatting on the phone, he clips his car, causing an accident that damages his hands.

After several surgeries from Dr. Nicodemus West, Strange's hands still aren't healed enough to return to being a doctor. An encounter with magic (and sub-atomic particles) leads him on a journey to find the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and when he finds her, she initially refuses to teach him.

That's what they're filming right now in Nepal, as there will be a scene in the movie where Cumberbatch's Strange gets his now-wild facial hair under control, and shaves it down to the classic Doctor Strange facial hair we're all expecting.

No direct mention of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo, keaving his role in the film unclear, and also no metion of Rachel McAdams' character. Could Mads Mikkelsen be playing Kaecilius, or is there more casting still to come?

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