Doctor Strange: Revealed

     There's a ton of new info on Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts over at Entertainment Weekly, with some highly interesting takes on how magic will look and work in the first film to tackle the metaphysical realms for the studio.

     As Producer Kevin Feige says (about the picture above),
“These gestures are ways of creating the magic. It’s a beautiful thing, it’s balletic, it’s very dynamic," says Benedict Cumberbatch. "And once the boys in the backroom get to work on it, there’s going to be crazy s--t going on."
     Then with the following picture shows what might be, at least concept art-wise, our first indication of what the astral plane might look like on film.  It's very surreal and definitely evokes the 60's drug-induced psychedelia they are referencing for the film.

     And for this image, Feige has something really cool to say about it:
"When this comic appeared in the early '60s, it really informed, in a way that is pretty amazing, a lot of the psychedelic '60s as we know it. I don’t know that they were doing anything weird in the bullpen in Marvel, but certainly the stuff they were doing inspired all those people who were doing mind-expansion experiments at the time. So, that's inherent to the property. And that's our mission statement for the visual effects on this movie."
     I hope this starts to break from the typical Marvel film fare and goes into the weird.  They've been playing too predictably, and need to shake things up, and this first foray into the odd otherworldly realms could be the first step into the Strange Tales type stories that could breathe new life into Marvel's cinematic universe with some esoteric mysticism.

     Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4th, 2016.

     Source [ Entertainment Weekly ] [ EW Gallery ]

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