Later this year we’re going to be getting the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and obviously, I’m very excited.
I think that this Doctor Strange movie will be extremely different to anything we’ve seen from Marvel so far and that’s why it will be awesome.
Lets go through some of my reasons for being so excited about Doctor Strange.
Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Steven Strange:
I’m a huge fan of Sherlock and I think Cumberbatch is absolutely sensational in it, it’s precisely what drew me to him and since then I’ve seen him in films such as War Horse, The Imitation Game and Black Mass. He’s one of those people that has become a big start over the last five years and now he looks set to take over the MCU. The role of Doctor Strange is going to be perfect for Cumberbatch because he can use some of his cockiness from Sherlock to portray the role. In many ways Steven Strange is similar to Tony Stark (they have the same facial hair, it’s weird) and this could potentially mean that in the coming years Marvel want Cumberbatch to be the face of their movies just like Robert Downey Jr is in many ways now. I don’t think anybody can complain with the casting because he truly is an awesome actor that can play many different roles and I’m beyond excited to see his take on Doctor Strange and where he takes it.
Introducing magic to the MCU:
We’ve always had small hints towards magic in the Marvel movies but never full on, mind blowing magic and that’s what we’re going to get with Doctor Strange. He doesn’t have an iron suit, he doesn’t have a hammer and he doesn’t turn green when gets mad (probably more of a soft red kind of colour….RED HULK CONFIRMED), what Doctor Strange does have is the ability to manipulate dimensions and physics all around him. It’s going to have to take some crazy CGI to make it look good but we all know that Marvel can do it and that’s another reason why I’m so excited; Marvel have the ability to make something that isn’t real look sensational. I’ve not read too many Doctor Strange comics but I do know that no one truly knows the extent of his magic and what he can do, he almost has an infinite source of energy to use when he pleases. Magic is going to be a big part of what’s to come in the MCU, leading in to my next point…
Doctor Strange will be crucial in Infinity War:
If the movies make Doctor Strange as powerful as he can be in the comics then Thanos is in for a treat because Strange’s magic has the potential to stop a being such as him. Obviously Steven Strange couldn’t save the world solo but having him there is going to boost the Avengers massively and he could be the difference between saving the world and losing it to Thanos.
As you can see, I’m very exited for this movie but I’m also already excited to see Doctor Strange in future movies because that’s how cool the character is and I think people are going to love him.
Thanks for reading guys.