Benedict Cumberbatch will bring the realm of magic to the Marvel Universe in this year's Doctor Strange, but he'll need plenty of help to do so.
That help comes in the form of characters like Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and Wong, played by (Benedict Wong). In the newest TV spot, all three characters have their moment in the spotlight, but the best line comes from Strange's right-hand man Wong, who issues a word of warning to the aspiring sorcerer.
"Be careful Strange. Stronger men than you have lost their way."
This fits with the direction director Scott Derickson envisioned for the character once he brought Benedict Wong on board to play the role, which goes against the man-servant role he has often had in the comics.
“We’re heading in a different direction. He’s more of a drill sergeant,” Benedict explained. “There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.”
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.0comments
The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Adkins, Benedict Wong, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Doctor Strange releases into theaters on November 4th.