The release of Doctor Strange is now less than two months away. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry is our final comic-book film of the year. Ahead of that release, we’ve got a little more news about Stephen Strange’s origin story. It seems like the Sorcerer Supreme is going to maintain his comic backstory, while the director has given an update on the film’s run time.
Rumour suggested that Doctor Strange was potentially one of Marvel’s longest films yet. However, director Scott Derrickson put an end to those rumours on his Twitter page. The man behind Sinister shot down /Film’s tweet reporting a 130 minute running time. We will have to wait a little while longer to find out how long the Benedict Cumberbatch-led movie lasts.
@slashfilm that reported run time is false.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) September 15, 2016
In better news, we do have a brand new featurette for the film. The video, titled, “origin”, was released by Comicbook.com. You can take a look at the teaser below, which features comments from Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Kevin Feige. As the title suggests, the video gives a background in to Strange’s origin. It seems like the big screen version won’t differ too much from the comic backstory. Also, the character seems to share a lot of attributes with Cumberbatch’s Sherlock.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artefacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
Doctor Strange hits theatres on November 4 in the US. However, UK fans get to see it first, on October 25.
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