Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Written by: Steve Ditko, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Jon Spaihts
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
  • UK release: 28 October 2016

When brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) gets his hands mangled in a car crash, he visits Kathmandu to be reborn under the mystic tutelage of the Ancient One (Swinton). A blast: fresh performances from Cumberbatch and Swinton power a dynamic script with well-measured puns and even a little wistful poetry.

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Doctor Strange becomes Marvel's biggest solo movie

28 Nov 2016

Film gossip

'Doctor Strange' has become Marvel's biggest solo movie. The superhero film - which features Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role - has grossed $616 million worldwide, surpassing 2008 movie Iron Man's $585 million, to become the studio's…

Benedict Cumberbatch struggles saying 'sorcerer' in an American accent in Doctor Strange

3 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch struggled to say 'sorcerer' in an American accent in 'Doctor Strange'. The 40-year-old actor, who plays the lead role as the Marvel superhero Doctor Stephen Strange in the fantasy film, which sees him switch from his native British…

Benedict Wong feels 'blessed' to go from comic fan to Doctor Strange star

29 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Wong revealed he feels 'blessed' to star in the new 'Doctor Strange' movie. The 45-year-old British actor plays the character of Wong in Marvel's Phase 3 film Doctor Strange, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg…

Benedict Cumberbatch teases Doctor Strange will unite Avengers in Infinity War

27 Oct 2016

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Benedict Cumberbatch has teased Doctor Strange will unite the divided Avengers in 'Avengers: Infinity War'. The 40-year-old star believes his character which he has just brought to life on the big screen in the eponymous movie will unify warring…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Doctor Strange got me fit for my family

26 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch used his role as 'Doctor Strange' to get in shape for his wife. The 40-year-old actor stars as the titular mystical superhero in the new Marvel movie and had to get in great shape for some bare-chested scenes. Cumberbatch admits the…

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The latest superhero origin story doesn't radically alter the state of comic book movies, but it's a giddy, good-time trip. Steering the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the 'Multiverse' of Marvel Comics' most hallucinogenic 1960s title, director Scott…

Rachel McAdams: 'Benedicts transformation into Strange is really extraordinary'

15 Oct 2016

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Rachel McAdams found Benedict Cumberbatch's transformation into Doctor Stephen Strange "really extraordinary". The 37-year-old actress, who plays the role of Doctor Christine Palmer in the fantasy film, has admitted she couldn't take her "eyes off" of…

Tilda Swinton praises Marvel Studios for diverse Doctor Strange film

5 Oct 2016

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Tilda Swinton has praised Marvel Studios for encouraging diversity by casting her in 'Doctor Strange'. The 55-year-old actress portrays The Ancient One in the superhero movie who is responsible for teaching injured surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict…

Kevin Feige says using magic in action shots in Doctor Strange was most challenging

30 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Kevin Feige struggled to use magic in his latest film 'Doctor Strange'. The 43-year-old American film producer - who is also the President of Marvel Studios - has admitted the biggest challenge he was faced with whilst filming the upcoming science…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Marvel makes me feel like a rock star

29 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch has felt like a rock star since being cast as Doctor Strange due to the response from fans. The 40-year-old actor is taking on the role of the superhero sorcerer in the movie of the same name, which is the start of the introduction…

Benedict Cumberbatch's close shave

24 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch nearly missed out on the role of 'Doctor Strange'. The 40-year-old actor thought he would have to turn down the role of the Marvel superhero as filming clashed with his 'Hamlet' shows in London but was amazed when the studios…

Benedict Cumberbatch: Doctor Strange will be 'less arrogant' in the film

23 Aug 2016

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Benedict Cumberbatch says Doctor Strange will be "slightly less arrogant" in the film adaptation. The 40-year-old actor is starring as the lead role in the upcoming Marvel movie and has revealed a few more details about his character. He said: "The lure…

Benedict Cumberbatch's demanding role

13 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Doctor Strange' role was "psychologically and physically" demanding. The 40-year-old actor admits it was tough preparing for his role as the Marvel superhero and was told by Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, that it…

Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'tough' Doctor Strange shoot

29 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Chiwetel Ejiofor has admitted that making 'Doctor Strange' was "tough". The 39-year-old actor stars as Baron Mordo in the Marvel movie, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen and while he loved working with the…

Doctor Strange writer defends Tilda Swinton casting

26 Apr 2016

Film gossip

'Doctor Strange' writer C. Robert Cargill has defended the decision to cast Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. The screenwriter insists director Scott Derrickson was in an "unwinnable" situation when deciding on who would portray the character, who is…

Mads Mikkelsen playing Dormammu in Doctor Strange?

4 Apr 2016

Film gossip

New set shots from 'Doctor Strange' have sparked massive speculation as to who Mads Mikkelsen is playing. The 50-year-old actor- who is known for playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in horror TV series 'Hannibal' - was revealed to be in the film as a "sorcerer…

Benedict Wong lands role in Doctor Strange

22 Jan 2016

Film gossip

Benedict Wong has joined the cast of 'Doctor Strange'. 'The Martian' star will coincidentally play the character Wong in the Marvel Studios superhero film, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch take on the titular role as the surgeon-turned-sorcerer supreme…

Mads Mikkelsen to star in Doctor Strange

29 Dec 2015

Film gossip

Mads Mikkelsen is set to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange.' The Danish actor, 50 - who is known for playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the American psychological thriller television series 'Hannibal' - has been lined up to portray the main villain in the…

Rachel McAdams to star in Doctor Strange

15 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Rachel McAdams is to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The 36-year-old actress - whose previous film credits include 'The Notebook' and 'Southpaw' - had been widely tipped to appear opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie studio's latest creation.

Doctor Strange 'is Marvel's Fantasia'

6 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' will be the studio's answer to 'Fantasia'. Cinematographer Ben Davis - who's previously worked on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - has revealed the eagerly-awaited movie will be unlike anything the…

Rachel McAdams for Marvel's Doctor Strange?

28 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Rachel McAdams hasn't ruled out starring in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The 'Southpaw' actress has a tight schedule, but hinted "it's still super-early days" with regards to playing the female lead in the film, which she would star alongside British…

Rachel McAdams confirms Doctor Strange talks are ongoing

27 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is in talks to star in 'Doctor Strange'. The 36-year-old actress was reported to be the front runner to play the female lead in the Marvel movie opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who will portray the titular superhero. Now…

Rachel McAdams 'in talks over Doctor Strange role'

7 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Rachel McAdams is reportedly in talks to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The 36-year-old actress - whose previous credits include 'The Notebook' and 'Mean Girls' - is wanted to play the part of the female lead in the much-anticipated new movie…

Chiwetel Ejiofor to star as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange

12 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Chiwetel Ejiofor will reportedly star as Baron Mordo in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The 37-year-old actor will appear opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the Scott Derrickson-directed movie, which is due out in November 2016. Although the character is…

Tilda Swinton set for Doctor Strange role

28 May 2015

Film gossip

Tilda Swinton is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Doctor Strange'. The 54-year-old actress is up for the role as The Ancient One, who is traditionally depicted as a man, in the Marvel Studios movie about the magical superhero…

Benedict Cumberbatch pumps iron to become Doctor Strange

27 Apr 2015

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch is feeling the pressure to gain weight for his next movie role. The 38-year-old actor - who starred in 'The Imitation Game' in 2014, and also appears in the BBC show 'Sherlock' - is said to be struggling to build muscle for his…

Chiwetel Ejiofor for Doctor Strange?

23 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Chiwetel Ejiofor could be set to star in 'Doctor Strange'. The 'Z For Zachariah' star is being courted by Marvel to take on a so far unspecified role in the upcoming film, which would mark his first appearance in a comic book movie, according to The…

Ethan Hawke came close to playing Doctor Strange

7 Jan 2015

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Ethan Hawke came close to playing Doctor Strange for Marvel. The 44-year-old actor was heavily linked to the role because of his relationship with director Scott Derrickson, who he worked with on 2012 horror 'Sinister', but ultimately lost out to…

Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't see Doctor Strange as a risk

6 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't think taking on the lead role in 'Doctor Strange' is a risk. The 38-year-old actor was recently cast in the role and says he's confident the film will be a success, because of Marvel's ability to bring lesser-known…

Benedict Cumberbatch cast in Doctor Strange

5 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the lead role in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The 38-year-old star has been linked to the coveted role for the last few months and his casting has now been officially confirmed by Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel…

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange?

28 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Benedict Cumberbatch is to star as Doctor Strange. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor is in final negotiations with Marvel for the lead role in the upcoming superhero movie, according to Deadline. He will star as Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange - a…

Ewan McGregor set for Doctor Strange role

15 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Ewan McGregor is the favourite to be cast as Doctor Strange in Marvel's film of the same name. The 43-year-old actor is reportedly Marvel Studios' first choice for the role of the powerful magician who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme protecting Planet…

Joaquin Phoenix in 'final talks' for Doctor Strange

29 Aug 2014

Film gossip

Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in final talks to play Doctor Strange in a new Marvel movie. The Academy Award nominated actor is rumoured to be the top choice for the superhero role in the latest Marvel blockbuster, despite reports that he had been…

Edgar Ramirez in talks to star in Doctor Strange

24 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Edgar Ramirez is in talks to star in 'Doctor Strange'. The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor - who is currently starring as a Jesuit priest in the supernatural thriller 'Deliver Us From Evil' - is in talks with the movie's director Scott Derrickson to star in…

Jon Spaihts in talks to script Doctor Strange

19 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Jon Spaihts is in talks to write the script for 'Doctor Strange'. The screenwriter and author has reportedly entered into negotiations with Marvel Studios to write the script for their latest comic book picture which follows a neurosurgeon, who becomes…

Marvel to make Doctor Strange film

28 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Marvel will adapt 'Doctor Strange' for the big screen. The iconic studios have announced their plan to make a film based on the comic book magician and claim the project will be an integral part of Phase Three, the next stage of their cinematic…

Christian Bale's Strange role

28 Oct 2008

Celebrity Gossip

Christian Bale is set to play another superhero. The actor - who has played Batman in both 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' - is said to be the number one choice to play Dr. Strange in movie studio Marvel's latest comic book adaptation. A source…

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