After many years in the movie and comic books industry science 1963 hanging around the Marvel Universe especially on mystic arts, Doctor Strange has made the biggest progress. On Friday 4th November Doctor Strange opens with Benedict Cumberbatch starring a movie inspired by his experience in comic books. Here are ten things you should know before you see the film.
1. Doctor Strange is a real Doctor
The man was a real doctor, an arrogant, talented surgeon to be exact but goes by his ego and ambition according to Jason Aaron’s ‘The Way of the Weird’ novel.
2. He is an alliteration addict
Doctor Strange speaks with a lot of alliteration to give points. Some of his alliterations include the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth and the seven rings of Raggadorr.
3. He is groovy
The man earned admiration in the 1960s and 70s to appear on the ‘a Saucerful of Secrets” cover of the Pink Floyd album and the San Francisco “Tribute to Dr. Strange” psychedelic ceremony in 1965.
4. He is a Merry Prankster
In Tom Wolfe’s tales of the Ken Kesey and his LSD-lit Merry Prankster cross-country trips, he portrays Kesey reading Steve Ditko Shadows of Dr. Strange.
5. He has his life in the village
The Greenwich Village at 177A Bleecker is the home of Doctor Strange’ Sanctum Sanctorum.
6. A man of magical ladies
He’s been known to make out with any entity that’s vaguely female in form, including insect like soul-eaters. Really, he’s more likely to be killed by a spurned girlfriend than by one of his archenemies.
7. He is no Ali
Though he knows martial arts, Doctor Strange does not engage in physical combats. He prefers using his fleshy plane of existence.
8. Strange Knows Supernatural Bondage
The ‘Strange and Stranger, The world of Steve Ditko’ written by Blake Bell explains Ditko’s disturbing element as a result of bondage with a fetish comic works artist.
9. Not Mentored by The Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton)
The comics have a male archaic Asian relic as opposed to the movie’s Doctor Strange mentor played by beguiling Tilda Swinton as the Ancient one.
10. Strange’s Defining Artist was Steve Ditko
Steve Ditko is still the artist to define Doctor Strange even after dropping the character in 1966. His work received recognition from artists and historians. No one can characterize Doctor Strange like him.
Here’s the second Doctor Strange Movie trailer – enjoy the show!