Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is all set to debut on the big screen this year, and excited fans cannot wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch as The Sorcerer Supreme. Now that the new superhero movie has started filming, onlookers are posting photographs and video clips from the London set.
Cumberbatch was spotted in the Doctor Strange “red and dark blue” costume while filming in London. Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo was also present in his brown robe.
Check it out below, via the Anything Cumberbatch Twitter feed:
The film is being shot in London and with a largely British cast of actors. However, it is understood that the majority of the action will take place in New York City.
The leaked scene shows Cumberbatch and Ejiofor in characters rushing to aide Benedict Wong (as Wong) who was lying on the pavement. Cumberbatch has noticeable wounds on his head from the on-going battle,reports Movie News Guide. You can watch the leaked video below:
In an interview with EW in December, Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed the extent of Strange’s mystical abilities. “He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names,” he said. “We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, which gives us a superhero with a red cape, but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way.
“He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
Doctor Strange is slated to release on 4 November 2016. While the studio has not given any official indication regarding the film’s first teaser-trailer release date, there’s a strong chance that the first full-fledged theatrical trailer of the film will release ahead of Captain America: Civil War, which opens on 6 May 2016.