An image for “Doctor Strange” was unveiled at Disney’s CineEurope presentation Wednesday in Barcelona. An artist's impression of Benedict Cumberbatch, who will play Dr. Stephen Strange, was released, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Though the art was not released by the magazine, YouTube user FilmJunkee found it in a video reel where Cumberbatch can be seen creating magic with his hands. He can be seen wearing the Eye of Agamotto around his neck, which is supposed to be a mystical device. He appears to be wearing a cloak, which according to online speculation will have a key significance in the film.
In the comics, artist Steve Ditko has depicted Doctor Strange in a red cloak, blue shirt and black tights. He wears orange gloves and an orange belt around his waist and the Eye of Agamotto around his neck.
The details of Cumberbatch’s costume have yet to be revealed. The production of “Doctor Strange” is commencing soon and it is set for 2016 release. Cumberbatch was confirmed to play the lead last year.
“Excited. Really excited," the actor said. "There’s a lot of work to be done, and I’m just at the beginning of it all, so I’m not going to talk too much about it, but it’s a thrilling gig to get. I just can’t wait. Very excited.” Cumberbatch spoke to Hey U Guys, the website reported.
Producer Kevin Feige said in a video message presented at CineEurope that the “Sherlock” actor is best suited for the role as he offers “complicated emotional structure.”
Scott Derrickson is directing “Doctor Strange” from the screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Jon Spaihts and Joshua Oppenheimer. Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor will also be seen in meaty roles. Swinton will reportedly play the Ancient One, and Ejiofor will play the main antagonist Baron Mordo. Christopher Young will write the music.