Kevin Feige Previews Doctor Strange's Timey Wimey Powers

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 4:30PM
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Doctor Strange
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 4:30PM
Kevin Feige Previews Doctor Strange's Timey Wimey Powers
Doctor Strange is getting weirder (and better) by the minute. After months of radio silence, we finally have more information about Benedict Cumberbatch's other time travelling Doctor. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently stated that the Eye of Agamotto and the Cloak of Levitation will be his two main magical objects, the former of which will allow him to manipulate time:

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"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," Feige told EW. "Which is also another way of saying, 'screw around with time' - which is part of our story."
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In the comics, the Eye of Agamotto is contained within an amulet worn on Stephen Strange's chest, and has a whole host of abilities, including the ability to see past events, to see through illusions and disguises, and transporting the wearer to any point in the universe. According to Feige, Doctor Strange will have many of these powers and more, although we may not even see the full extent of his powers in the first film:

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"He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don't want to shy away from that, because that's what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn't fly like Superman or like Thor. It's almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape - which we've seen a few times - but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portals that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we'll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are."
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Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4, 2016.
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