First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Monday, 28 December 2015 - 9:36AM
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Doctor Strange
Monday, 28 December 2015 - 9:36AM
First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
Filming for Doctor Strange just began in November, so it's way too early for a teaser. But we now have our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in his Stephen Strange get-up, courtesy of this week's EW cover:

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It's so early, in fact, that Cumberbatch hasn't filmed any scenes that required him to do his "magic hands," so he developed his gesticulations over the course of the photo shoot:

Opening quote
"I'm still in the infancy of learning all that," Cumberbatch said. "It was like, okay, I've got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I'm thinking, there's going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I'm still working on that. We haven't played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It's like anything, you just have to experiment."
Closing quote

Doctor Strange also stars Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mondo, Rachel McAdams, and Mads Mikkelsen. It is directed by Scott Derrickson, and will finish filming in March. The film will be released on November 4, 2016.
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