In three months, we’ll finally uncover a stranger Marvel universe through Doctor Strange, top billed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Part of the stellar cast are Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Benedict Wong (Wong), Mads Mikkelsen ( Kaecilius) and Tilda Swinton (Ancient One).
Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange follows Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), the world’s top neurosurgeon, in his journey of healing after a car accident that ruined his career. Devastated, he seeks the help of the Ancient One (Swinton) to help him recover and later on becomes his mentor in the mystic arts.
According to Kevin Feige, who has been a champion for the Doctor Strange film for years,
“The Cloak of Levitation [and] the Eye of Agamotto are his two signature pieces. In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.”
The Infinity stones have been used as the focal point in many of Marvel’s films and the loverboy, Thanos, has been trying to gather ’em all ala-Pokemon’s Ash to literally court Death.
The six stones represent space (Tesseract), reality (Aether), power (orb), mind (Loki’s scepter / Vision), soul and time with only the last two yet to be represented in MCU.
Where did these Infinity Stones came from? During The Guardian’s of the Galaxy, The Collector (Benecio del Toro) told us:
Before creation itself, there were six singularities, then the universe exploded into existence and the remnants of this system were forged into concentrated ingots… Infinity Stones.
Still having no confirmation from the production, many have speculated that the Eye of Agamotto will ultimately house the time stone.
Doctor Strange will arrive in theaters on November 4, 2016