Doctor Strange, a superhero with occult powers - Doctor Strange, one of the most anticipated movies of the fall, with Benedict Cumberbatch in superhero occult powers, has long seemed a victim of bad luck.
The preproduction newest Marvel Studios officially started thirty years ago and the shoot was postponed countless times, following a series of mergers and acquisitions between studios, rights transfers, and rewrites aborted other strokes of bad luck.
Filmed in Nepal, New York, London and Hong Kong, Doctor Strange tells the story of a renowned neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange, whose life changes because of a horrible car accident that deprived him of the use of his hands.
After trying the full range of Western medicine, he traveled to Kathmandu where he discovered a treatment center that also happens to be the front line of a battle against invisible dark forces.
Benedict Cumberbatch, named Oscar last year for the Imitation Game, sharing the bill with a prestigious team of actors: Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The actor who achieved worldwide fame thanks to the BBC series Sherlock Holmes and his role in 12 years a Slave, played himself most of the fight scenes.
An instant superhero
The Briton, whose character of witchcraft power is able to levitate and open parallel dimensions, confessed at a press conference Thursday in Beverly Hills that he felt "excited as a kid" when he endorsed for the first time the magic cloak of Strange. A member of the Marvel team who watched the scene has even hailed a "Oh, you live a superhero now, is not it?".
He also said that when he walked into a comic book store in New York in superhero garb to ask if there would be a job for him.
The shooting of the 14th Disney movie from "the Marvel cinematic universe" was about to be completed and the actor of 40 years would run on Fifth Avenue toward the Empire State Building when he spotted the stall .
"I told them that if the film did not work I could work here and fill the shelves," he joked.
Rachel McAdams, who plays the chosen heart Strange, the emergency room surgeon Christine Palmer, has meanwhile revealed that his mother was a nurse.
But if she tells been immersed in medical research and have observed a neurosurgeon at work to prepare for her role, she has not inherited the vocation of his mother.
"They offered me to ride in a helicopter evacuations Scent of a Woman, but I unfortunately had to refuse because I'm scared to fly and I can not stand the sight of blood," a- she conceded.
"Everything else was really fascinating and now I'm probably able to do a stitch," she smiled.
Tilda Swinton, who plays the great mystic priestess The Ancient One, Strange learning to become a powerful wizard, compared the experience of a Marvel film in fact to "integrate a circus."
She described the studio boss, Kevin Feige, as "the Sorcerer Supreme."
Disney bought Marvel for $ 4 billion in 2009 and has since stopped monetize at all-will his stable of fantastic characters, with the release in recent years sarcastic hero as Ant-Man and Deadpool, renegades like Watchmen galaxy, high-tech (Iron Man), patriotic (Captain America) ... or with both the Avengers saga.
If all goes as planned, Doctor Strange will play a key role in the next installment of this epic Avengers: Inifinity War, scheduled for 2018, said Kevin Feige.
Doctor Strange, a superhero with occult powers