Marvel Comic Book Character Comes Alive in the “Dr. Strange” Film

Dr. StrangeIn 1978, the Dr. Strange television series pilot was introduced based on the fictional character of the same name in the Marvel Comics. Competing against other great shows of that time like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man, Dr. Strange was not picked up as a series. However, this fictional character has always had a strong following and coming in 2016, he will appear on the big screen.

Although casting for most of the characters is not yet complete, it has been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will take the lead role as Dr. Stephen Strange. The movie is being directed by Scott Derrickson, written by multiple talent to include Steve Ditko and Thomas Dean Donnelly, and produced by Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, and others.

The “Dr. Strange” movie is being released in combination by Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios and scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.

The storyline involves Dr. Strange being tormented by demons that sorcerer Karl Mordo controls. However, Strange is rescued by one of Mordo’s mentors, called The Ancient One who is a millennia old sorcerer protecting Earth’s dimension as its “Sorcerer Supreme”. Dr. Strange’s destiny is to inherit the role from the sorcerer and as such, he volunteers to work as a disciple to the Ancient One in an effort to learn.

Being full aware of Mordo’s treachery, the Ancient One accepts the offer made by Dr. Strange. For years, Strange is taught the art of sorcery, which consists of methods for tapping into his but also the world’s mystic powers. From there, the rest of the story unfolds.

Critics are excited about this upcoming film and believe it will be a huge success for a number of reasons. For one thing, the film moves away from the original story that has been followed year after year. Although some of the old will be intertwined with the 2016 film, moviegoers will have the opportunity to see new struggles and victories.

In addition, technology has changed dramatically in the past 25 years. Because of this, moviemakers have the ability to bring more life to characters, really pulling viewers in. With this being an action film based on a comic book character, the technological aspects are expected to be phenomenal.