Doctor Strange will use 3D to pull us into a world of sorcery and mind-bending like no other Marvel film has ever done. In fact, it could be in a way no film has ever done.
While promoting Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige explained how Doctor Strange will not only up the game in terms of plotline, but with its use of cinematic technology as well.
“Yes, as a matter of fact. We were in VFX reviews the other day, one of the first ones for that movie — we just wrapped, we finished in New York…we did one of the first reviews and it was pretty exciting. It was pretty cool in terms of how 3D can serve that story. You know, sometimes 3D is a tool, like it is in Civil War, a tool of –another toy in the sandbox of how the Russos (Joe and Anthony) can present this movie, then there are times like what Disney is putting out with The Jungle Book –it’s certainly gonna be the case with Doctor Strange– that it serves the storytelling, that it advances the storytelling. And hopefully it helps bend people’s minds even more than with just the flat screen.”
VFX? Oh yeah; that’s a game-changer. When you start getting inspired by VFX in terms of filming techniques you know it’s only a matter of time before VFX itself becomes a medium, but we digress.
Given that Doctor Strange will explore storylines that are wholly unique to its franchise in terms of alternate dimensions and true sorcery that has only been touched on before in the Thor franchise, this approach to 3D seems extremely intriguing and could definitely become a trail-blazer for future films of this ilk.
Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, will hit theaters November 3. You can see the first trailer tonight, though, when Cumberbatch appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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