Category: Doctor Strange

“Doctor Strange” Trailer To Debut Next Week

Jimmy Kimmel will host a superheroes special next week and it has been announced that the “Doctor Strange” trailer will debut on Tuesday (April 12). Be sure to tune in and check your local listings for the time. The Wrap is reporting the following story:

Jimmy Kimmel will play host to a lot of superheroes next week in honor of “Captain America: Civil War,” which will include the exclusive debut of the first trailer for “Doctor Strange.”

The Marvel extravaganza continues on Apr. 12 with “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively debut the upcoming film’s trailer, as well as Clark Gregg from ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./10:35c on ABC.

Doctor Strangejust wrapped up principal photography. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S.

“Doctor Strange”: It’s A Wrap!

Director Scott Derrickson confirmed on his official twitter account that “Doctor Strange” wrapped up filming yesterday (April 3rd). Principal photography for the movie began last November. Most of the filming took place in the Longcross Studios in the UK. The movie also shot on location in London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Rachel co-stars in the anticipated movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Cumberbatch, Ejiofor and Mikkelsen were spotted filming on location in New York this past weekend. It’s still not confirmed who Rachel will be playing, but EW revealed earlier that she will play “a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange”. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S. and October 28, 2016 in the U.K.

“Doctor Strange” Entertainment Weekly Magazine Scans

Entertainment Weekly has the first official look at “Doctor Strange” in their current issue, which is on (digital) newsstands right now. We have added the digital scans of the entire feature in our gallery. More details on Rachel’s character has been revealed by the magazine, while the characters name is yet to be revealed. Over the past few days EW released more details on the movie via their website, including more details about Rachel’s co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mad Mikkelsen. The excerpts and links can be found after the jump.


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EW Reveals Rachel’s “Doctor Strange” Role (Sort Of)

EW Reveals Rachel’s “Doctor Strange” Role (Sort Of)

Entertainment Weekly has the first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as “Doctor Strange” in their upcoming First Look issue, which will hit digital newsstands on December 31. The movie, directed by Scott Derrickson, began principal photography in November of this year and will wrap filming in March 2016. EW has more details about Rachel’s role. The name of the character is yet to be revealed but the nature of the character is revealed.

We know that Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular surgeon-turned-sorcerer in Marvel’s new superhero movie Doctor Strange (out Nov. 4). We also know that Tilda Swinton portrays a mystic called the Ancient One, that Chiwetel Ejiofor is an associate of the Ancient One called Karl Mordo, and — as EW exclusively revealed — that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as the movie’s main baddie.

But who is Rachel McAdams playing? That’s a question which has occupied a lot of comic fans ever since it was announced that the star of The Notebook and Spotlight had been cast in the film, and is one we can now answer. Well, sort of.

As is the case with Mikkelsen’s character, the Marvel producers are not releasing the name of the person portrayed by McAdams. But they are happy to give up a little information about the nature of the role.

“Rachel McAdams plays a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange and is his sort of lynchpin to his old life, once he steps into he role of a sorcerer,” says Kevin Feige, the producer of Doctor Strange and president of Marvel Studios. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.”

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Rachel Talks “Doctor Strange”

Rachel talked to MTV News during the Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this week and she briefly spoke about “Doctor Strange“. Marvel previously confirmed the principal cast. Rachel will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.

Like so much about Marvel’s upcoming “Doctor Strange“, Rachel McAdams’ role is still completely shrouded in mystery. Who is she playing, and how will she be connected to the film’s hero, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)?

McAdams isn’t ready to get into juicy spoiler territory just yet, but when MTV News caught up with her at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City last night (November 30), which she was attending for her new film “Spotlight,” the actress finally opened up about why she decided to join the Marvel family.

“I mean, I just love the director,” McAdams told us. “I met with Scott [Derrickson] and loved his vision, he was so passionate. And the opportunity to work with Benedict was kind of a no-brainer. And Marvel makes amazing films, so it was a complete package.”

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“Doctor Strange” Official Press Release: Production Begins

“Doctor Strange” Official Press Release: Production Begins

Marvel officially confirmed the cast of “Doctor Strange” by releasing a press release which also confirms that the production officially started. Rachel will star in the movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. It’s not yet confirmed who Rachel will portray. The movie will be released on November 4, 2016 in the U.S.

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”). The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, is directed by Scott Derrickson (“Sinister,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”). The film will be shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal.

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“Doctor Strange” Principal Photography Starts in London

Screen Daily International is reporting that “Doctor Strange” has begun principal photography in London earlier this week. Rachel’s co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor were spotted filming in Nepal last week. MEW is reporting that the production will also film in New York. Variety recently reported that Michael Stuhlbarg is in talks to play Nicodemus West, while The Wrap reported yesterday that Amy Landecker joined the cast.

Marvel fantasy Doctor Strange has begun principal photography in the UK at Longcross Film Studios. Following a brief stint on location in Kathmandu, Nepal, the anticipated production is expected to be housed at Longcross until early spring 2016.

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) stars as the eponymous Doctor Strange, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose career is derailed but gets a new lease of life when a sorcerer (Tilda Swinton) takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. The character, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg and Neve Gachev also star in Marvel’s latest likely blockbuster, which is expected to offer a more psychedelic experience than previous Marvel features. Scott Derrickson directs Jon Spaihts’ script, which is produced by Kevin Feige.

Disney’s release is set for November 2016 in the US.

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“Doctor Strange” Rumors Round-Up

Latino Review is reporting that Rachel will be playing the Night Nurse Christine Palmer in “Doctor Strange“, however it has not been confirmed (or denied) by Marvel:

According to one of my sources, it turns out that Rachel McAdams won’t be Clea, a love interest for Stephen Strange in the comics. Instead, she’ll be playing Christine Palmer, one of the night shift nurses from Marvel’s “Night Nurse.” We reached out to Marvel regarding this scoop, but have received a “no comment” from them.

Latino Review is also reporting the filming locations for the movie, again this has not been confirmed by Marvel:

We’ve heard the production will be taking over some Pinewood studio soundstages to reproduce parts of New York, Los Angeles, Kathmandu, and Hong Kong. No word as to what time period or feel for any of those places, but those are the locations we know about.

MEW previously reported the London and New York locations with a November 15 start date. The movie is expected to be released on November 4, 2016. Keep in mind that all of these reports aren’t confirmed yet by official sources.

Kevin Feige Talks “Doctor Strange” & Rachel’s Character

Terri Schwartz from IGN sat down with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and they discussed “Doctor Strange” and revealed a little bit more about Rachel’s character, although it’s still not confirmed yet who she will play. Rachel is confirmed to play the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen is reportedly being eyed for the villain role. Cinematographer Ben Davis previously mentioned the movie could be “Marvel’s Fantasia”.

Because Doctor Strange is going to be dealing heavily with concepts only touched upon in other Marvel movies — like the Quantum Realm, which was introduced in Ant-Man — I asked Feige which character will serve as the eyes of the audience to introduce them to this film’s new world. “Strange, for sure,” he said. When prompted about what purpose Rachel McAdams’ unspecified character will serve, Feige noted that she’s the audience’s eyes “to a certain extent.”

“She plays a very, very big part in the movie and represents a certain point of view of the worlds that we experience in that movie, but Doctor Strange, without a doubt, is the character we follow through the movie,” said Feige.

MEW is reporting that the movie will film at Pinewood-Shepperton, U.K. & New York with a November 15 start date. The movie is expected to get released November 4, 2016 in the U.S.A.

Rachel Confirms “Doctor Strange” To The Wrap

Rachel Confirms “Doctor Strange” To The Wrap

The Wrap is reporting that Rachel has that she will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange“. Heroic Hollywood broke the story about Rachel’s involvement back in July of this year and Rachel later confirmed she was in ‘super early talks’ but she now confirmed to The Wrap that she will be doing “Doctor Strange” next.

Rachel McAdams will star in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, the actress told TheWrap Monday.

Cumberbatch is set to star as Dr. Stephen Strange alongside Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. “Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen is being courted for a villainous role.

Marvel did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Scott Derrickson is directing the comic book movie, which is slated to start shooting in November.

Disney will release the film on Nov. 4, 2016.

McAdams’ involvement has been rumored for weeks, and the actress has not been shy about confirming she had discussions with Marvel as early as July.
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Rachel Talks “Black Orchid” & Full “Doctor Strange” Statement

Earlier this month it was reported that Rachel “has been offered the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange”. Rachel was asked about this during her press rounds for “Southpaw” and confirmed to Amy Kaufman from Los Angeles Times that “it’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all”. Over these past few days new reports have been published, most of them don’t report anything new other than the fact that Rachel confirmed the rumors herself, but a few new reports surfaced. First of all: Variety is now reporting that “sources tell Variety that McAdams is the choice to land the female lead”. Secondly, The Wrap reported Jeff Sneider revealed on twitter that Rachel has indeed an offer. Finally – and this is probably the most interesting part – Kaufman, who interviewed Rachel for the LA Times, now also released Rachel’s full statement:

“That’s sort of super early days and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all. I’m certainly not a comic book snob. I really enjoy them and reading them, I think the Doctor Strange franchise is really interesting and Benedict is amazing. And I love graphic novels. I love that they are coming to light. I always wanted to make ‘Black Orchid.’ It’s a tough one But the fact that Doctor Strange is happening makes me think there’s hope for more Neil Geiman out there.”

Fun fact #1: This is not the first time Rachel talked about Neil Gaiman’s Black Orchid (who is not part of the Marvel universe) back in 2008 she also expressed her interest. Back then she told the reporter: “She’s [Black Orchid] a superhero that’s a flower. I don’t know if that would work or the audiences would be interested in that, but she was kind of cool. I would love to play a female superhero. I do love graphic novels and I just think it’s just an exciting thing happening. Some of them are so beautiful.”

Fun fact #2: After the 2010 Oscars, Neil Gaiman wrote a column about inspecting Rachel’s beautiful dress for footprints. You can find it at our anecdotes information page, it’s definitely a fun read!

Since it’s such an anticipated project there have been many speculations about what role Rachel has been offered, including reports by ComingSoon.net and CinemaBlend.com. To sum-up: There seems to be truth to the reports of Marvel offering Rachel the female lead opposite “Benedict Cumberbatch” but nothing is officially yet and we think this full statement/quote of Rachel shows she is a comic-book/graphic novel fan herself.

Update – July 30: Turns out Neil Gaiman thinks Rachel as Black Orchid is a “brilliant idea” and also says “I’d watch it! She’s a great actress” (via #1 + #2).

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