Marvel reveals first concept art of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange

After revealing a new featurette set to showcase some of the upcoming elements of next year’s enormously anticipated blockbuster movie, Captain America: Civil War, which hits the big screen on May 6th of next year, Marvel went on to reveal a bit of a surprise; Our first proper look at the design for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, who will headline his own movie next year as well!

While it’s not an official image of the actor in costume (though some set photos did leak that show Cumberbatch as a pre-Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange, alongside his peer and future nemesis, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo), you can still get an idea of the character’s appearance in the movie, which looks to be pretty faithful to the comics! You can check out the concept art below:

Doctor Strange - Concept Art

As you can see, the iconic red cape and blue tunic from Marvel Comics appear to be being maintained for Cumberbatch’s portrayal on the big screen next year. We also see that he will maintain the character’s goatee to boot, and seems to fit the appearance of the character very well!

Doctor Strange will introduce the latest new hero to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (after he was briefly mentioned to be on a HYDRA threat list in last year’s movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), an arrogant neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange, whose hands are permanently damaged in a car accident, rendering him unable to continue his medical career. After journeying to exotic new lands, Strange encounters The Ancient One, an entity that teaches him the power of magic, and to battle extra-dimensional threats. The movie will also star Tilda Swinton, as a new female reimagining of the formerly male Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the aforementioned Baron Mordo, Rachel McAdams, in an unspecified role, Scott Adkins, in another unspecified role, and Mads Mikkelsen, in yet another unspecified role that is believed to be the movie’s primary villain.

Doctor Strange hits theatres on November 4th, 2016.

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