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Just got to see Marvel’s Doctor Strange today, so I’m going to give you my take in a pretty spoiler-free kind of way.

If you’re a fan of the Marvel superhero movies, this ranks up there with the best of them.  In case you don’t know the backstory, Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a hotshot neurosurgeon whose hands are badly damaged in a car accident.  Unable to get them healed in the U.S., he travels to Nepal to search out a mystical healer.  Little does he know the “healer” is a sorcerer, The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton).  She is, in fact, the current Sorcerer Supreme.

The Ancient One takes Strange and teaches him the mystic arts, along with Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Wong (Benedict Wong).  Just in time, it turns out, for villain Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and some of his followers to make some mayhem on behalf of an even bigger bad.

My favorite character in this movie, outside of Strange himself, may just be The Cloak of Levitation.  If you see the movie you’ll understand.

As you can imagine for a film about the mystic arts, the special effects folks had a massive amount of work on this one.  Some critics have called the film “trippy,” and all I can say is, don’t go to see this if you’re a) drunk, b) are having vertigo, or c) get sick on roller coasters.

Do stick around for the credits.  There are two extra scenes, and yes, you’ll have to sit all the way through the credits for the final one, but it will be worth it.

Worth a full price admission if you can’t get into a matinee.

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Marvel has released a 30-second teaser for Doctor Strange with some new scenes.  Wish this one was longer, but hopefully we’ll get another full-length one now that we’re less than a month out from release.

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We now know the name of the villain Mads Mikkelsen is playing in Doctor Strange.

kaecilius-marvel-comics-close-up_via_comicbook_comComicBook.com has the skinny on Kaecilius, courtesy of a prequel comic released by Marvel. The image shown is obviously Mikkelsen.  Kaecilius, according to marvel.wikia.com, is associated with Baron Mordo, who is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming film.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, a.k.a. The Sorcerer Supreme, and will be released on November 4.

Image: Marvel Comics via comicbook.com

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Entertainment Weekly has released some pics of Benedict Cumberbatch as well as some concept art from Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange.  EW will be producing a double issue with Cumberbatch as Strange on the cover.

Mystical-Strange-005-EWI thought maybe the costuming would be less a copy of the comic art and more just inspired by it, but it appears they’re going with a costume that’s very close to the comics.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige also confirmed in EW that Mads Mikkelsen will be playing the main villain, although he won’t give the character’s name away.  In that article Feige gives some vague indication of a storyline, saying sorcerers Strange and The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) protect humanity from “scary things” in other dimensions.  He explains Mikkelsen’s character this way:

Mads’ character is a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect,” says the Marvel Studios boss. “[He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams also star.

Image by Michael Muller via Entertainment Weekly

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I got my first choice in the casting of Strange himself in Benedict Cumberbatch, and the casting news rolling in continues to look excellent.

drstrange_viamarvelThe latest rumor is that Mads Mikkelsen may sign on as a villain in the film, according to Variety.  It’s still in the rumor stage, but Marvel has approached him before for a role.  Availability has been the issue, so we’ll see how that turns out now that Hannibal has ended.

Already signed on to play villain Baron Mordo is Chiwetel Ejiofor.  Cumberbatch and Ejiofor starred together in 12 Years A Slave.  There have been some rumors that Daniel Bruhl may also show up in Strange as a villain as well.  His character, Baron Zemo, has already been set for Captain America: Civil War.  Bruhl is another past co-star of Benny’s, in The Fifth Estate.  Tilda Swinton is taking on the gender-swapped role of The Ancient One.

Doctor Strange is out on November 4th, 2016.

Image via Marvel.com

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