Marvel Studios has recently released the first look of Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer "Doctor Strange" movie that is intended to be the 14th in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The movie will tell the story of surgeon Stephen Strange, who had an unfortunate car accident that left him a handicap and his career in jeopardy. Soon after the accident, he meets a mysterious person known as the Ancient One who gives Strange supernatural powers.
Director Scott Derrickson has hinted that the movie might take place in Marvel's multiverse, which consists of all the Marvel characters and universes that exist within the comic books.
Doctor Strange has the ability to travel to different universes in the comic books, and it may be a primary plot point in the upcoming movie.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Derrickson explained the theme of the movie and what he intends to implement.
"I was always interested in the extreme mind-bending visuals of the comics. I was very ambitious for the visuals, which were rooted in the comics that movies haven't done yet. And a lot of that goes back to the Ditko artwork and all that 60s' craziness you see in the comics," he said.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also talked about the psychedelic theme of Doctor Strange comic books and how they have planned to bring it to life.
Hinting at the multiverse storyline, Feige said: "The sequence culminates in what we, behind the scenes, refer to as the 'Magical Mystery Tour', which literally takes him in a shocking and very fast way through the multiverse."
"Doctor Strange" is supposed to be a part of MCU along with other movies like "Captain America: Civil War" "Black Panther" and "Thor: Ragnarok", which will eventually lead to the events and story of "Avengers: Infinity Wars" Part I and Part II.
Marvel's "Doctor Strange" is all set to hit theatres across the world on 4 November, 2016.