‘Doctor Strange’ Sneak Peek Explores Mordo, The Ancient One and Those Mysterious Villains
You don’t have to wait for Captain America: Civil War to hit Blu-ray in order to enjoy the special features, like this sneak peek at Doctor Strange. The featurette, which includes new footage and concept art, takes a closer look at Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Mordo (Karl Mordo, actually) and the crew of baddies led by Mads Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius — who looks a little less severe here than the version we’ve seen in the trailers.
Over the past week or so, Marvel has released a handful of special bonus features from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Civil War, and like all MCU releases, this one includes a special sneak peek at the studio’s next major release. The featurette primarily focuses on Benedict Cumberbatch’s co-stars in Doctor Strange and how they figure into the story. Of particular note: Ejiofor’s version of Baron Mordo is named Karl (KARL!) and Mikkelsen and his villainous cohorts are known as “zealots.” There’s also some great, surreal concept art near the end.
It’s also just really delightful to hear Tilda Swinton talk about being in a superhero movie, which is still only slightly less astounding than if, I dunno, Meryl Streep showed up in a Batman movie.
What you won’t see in the featurette is any footage of Rachel McAdams (she plays Night Nurse) or Michael Stuhlbarg, who has been completely absent from all the marketing materials released so far — which is kind of, uh, strange, no?
From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
Doctor Strange also stars Benedict Wong, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins, and hits theaters on November 4.