Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange has collected a very impressive half-a-billion at the worldwide box office, so far, and even though Warner Bros' Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will knock Marvel's latest blockbuster off its North American perch this weekend, it's still expected to pull in another $15 million in its third domestic frame.
And like previous Marvel films, it too has its own "The Art of the Movie" tie-in book, and it is stuffed with gorgeous concept art that was conjured up by its talented art department. The book will be released next week, and to celebrate, concept artist Karla Ortiz has shared some of her work that appears in it. This includes early and unused designs for Karl Mordo and muliple views of Doctor Strange's costume and magic-activating hand gestures.
"It was quite a challenge to bring the entirety of the look together," Ortiz said of her illustrations of Doctor Strang, "while keeping the feeling of the comics alive! Not just this but all the costume pieces had to work both individually and in unison."
From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.
The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).
Marvel's Doctor Strange is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
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