“Doctor Strange” will be visually different from the previous Marvel films, cinematographer Ben Davis said at a BAFTA master class in London, and he hinted that it may have fantastical elements.
“It has a very psychedelic grounding, and it’s not your typical Marvel action movie. … Most of the work within it is about other dimensions. And I described it, I think, when I was talking to Marvel as Marvel’s 'Fantasia,'” said Davis, reported Screen Daily.
He added that it is a challenge to achieve the film’s visualization, and a lot of "pre-visualization" went into the film. Reportedly, “imagery” has been created for the film, which is currently in the pre-production stage.
Speaking of the film's tone, Davis called it “dark.” “It’s all very out there. I can’t really say much more about it, I’m afraid. But I think it’ll be really interesting, and it’s a very dark movie, I’m pleased to say … DP’s always love the word ‘dark,’ he said.
“Doctor Strange” concerns an arrogant surgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange, whose career is destroyed. He get a new lease of life when a hermit takes him under his tutelage and teaches him the skills of magic.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role and Tilda Swinton will be seen in the pivotal role of the Ancient One. Rachel McAdams is also in talks to play an unknown role, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumored to play Baron Mordo. The concept art of the film was released at Disney’s CineEurope presentation in June. It showed Cumberbatch creating magic with his hands. Scott Derrickson is directing the film from the screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Jon Spaihts and Joshua Oppenheimer. Christopher Young will supply the music and it will open Oct. 28, 2016.