With Suicide Squad released, attention is turning to November’s Doctor Strange. We saw a new trailer for it last month and now more information is starting to leak out. Benedict Cumberbatch spoke to EW this week, and revealed what he thinks is Strange’s true superpower. Turns out there’s a little more to him than just magic.
Strange has a pretty big fall in his origin story, and Cumberbatch claims that is part of what makes this character a hero. He may start off the film far from humble, but underneath there’s an endurance that defines the doctor. That sounds like a heavier approach than usual for a Marvel film, one which promises some heavy character development:
This man reaches the very bottom and then more. You think, How much more can this guy take? He’s broken, he gets up again, he’s broken — and that’s really what makes him a superhero. A lot of people have asked me, ‘What makes him a superhero?’ That’s really the answer I should have given. It’s not the Cloak of Levitation. It’s not the Eye of Agamotto. It’s about his staying power. It’s a marathon and not a sprint. The guy endures so much.
He’s clearly not bad at magic, either. EW released two brand new stills for the film, which you can see below.
Doctor Strange releases in theatres on November 4, rounding off this huge year of comic book films.
“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 artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.”
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