Marvel has already started to switch attention towards their second film of the year. Doctor Strange should have a heavy Comic-Con presence, with less than three months to its US release. The first trailer hinted that this had a dark tone, but most Marvel trailers do that. Their films all include some humour, and this one is no different according to Mads Mikkelsen.
The film’s villain sat down with Digital Spy recently, given that he has Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to promote. During the interview he mentioned there was some humour in the script, and it sounds like a lot of it falls on Benedict Cumberbatch:
“You can’t bring [the humour] yourself, if it’s in the script you have to sort of lean into the script that’s already there. There is some. My character is not necessarily carrying too much of it but Doctor Strange is. There’s a certain darkness in the Doc and a sense of humour in there, absolutely.”
Are comedic moments something you want to see from Stephen Strange? Hopefully he doesn’t fall in to the Tony Stark/Peter Quill category as a leading man. We’d rather see him as a more stoic figure, keep the quips for Rocket Raccoon.
In less surprising news, this multi-million dollar magical fantasy will be using some CGI:
“CGI is not a new thing for me, I’ve done it in a few movies. This one was not too bad, the CGI was not in direct interaction with me in my scenes, it was more like the backdrops, the landscapes would be slightly different sometimes, but I didn’t have to interact with it.”
It doesn’t seem like we’re getting fully CGI characters from Mikkelsen’s answer. Hopefully, we’ll have more of an idea about the film after Comic-Con next week. A new trailer wouldn’t be bad either. With Doctor Strange set for a November 4 release, expect so see plenty of headlines in the coming weeks.
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