Doctor Strange Gets Beat Up in 'Infinity War' Set Photos

Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:12AM
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Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:12AM
Doctor Strange Gets Beat Up in 'Infinity War' Set Photos
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It looks like things aren't going to go well for Doctor Strange in Infinity War. A new series of set photos, published by Just Jared, show Benedict Cumberbatch suffering at the hands of an actor in a motion capture suit, in what will likely be a key moment in the upcoming third Avengers movie:




It's funny just how much can be picked up on in such a nondescript photo—which no doubt explains why Marvel is being so coy with this particular movie's filming. Whatever's going on here, it looks like the Sorcerer Supreme has been taken down by an alien opponent—hence the need for motion capture. The actor's focus on Strange's Eye of Agamotto, a confirmed Infinity Stone, suggests that it's part of Thanos' plan to assemble the full collection of stones in order to court Death (possibly literally, because he's into that sort of thing) by blowing up a big chunk of the universe.

We can also assume (although this is just a hunch) that this takes place in the same place as many of the scenes that were filmed in Scotland earlier this year—the cobblestone floor suggests that this might be part of a battle in an ancient location, although whether it be on Earth or some far-flung planet remains to be seen, as different locations in the country are being used for both terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings.

The floor certainly looks very similar to that of an Earth scene that Elizabeth Olsen filmed earlier this year in Edinburgh, in which she fought a motion capture enemy believed by some to be one of Thanos' Black Order (basically the Fantastic Four of evil alien monsters), which would mean that this scene with Doctor Strange could fit very nicely alongside that earlier footage.




If this is the case, Strange's downfall could well be part of the big, 30-character battle scene that we've been promised, which would make sense, as the staggered filming would help make up for the difficulties in scheduling so many busy actors for such a monumental undertaking.

One thing's fairly certain, though: Doctor Strange won't be in any permanent danger. Of all the heroes who might bite the big one in Avengers: Infinity War, Stephen Strange is not among them. Marvel has big plans to keep the good doctor alive and well in future movies for years to come, and Benedict Cumberbatch's contract has him signed on for plenty more of these movies.

Avengers: Infinity War hits US theaters May 4th, 2018.
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