Last week, we got our first official look at Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in new photos and concept art from Marvel's Doctor Strange. These images came courtesy of Entertainment Weekly's new print edition. Today, Marvel has released the official versions of these images, along with a brand new piece of concept art that offers a look inside Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.
Doctor Strange, which started production in November, tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson. Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4, going up against Warner Bros.' Bastards and 20th Century Fox's Trolls.
The supporting cast for Doctor Strange includes Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins and Mads Mikkelsen. With three more months of shooting left, Marvel still hasn't revealed which characters Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams are playing just yet, but there are rumors that Rachel McAdams is playing the Night Nurse. Tilda Swinton is playing the Ancient One, with Chiwetel Ejiofor portraying Baron Mordo and Michael Stuhlbarg playing Nicodemus West.
We have previously seen the Sanctum Sanctorum teased in a set photo from last month, which also featured an artifact that could be the Eye of Agamotto. In the Marvel Comics, the Doctor uses this device to defeat Dormammu. The Sanctum Santorum is a building that was built upon the site of pagan sacrifices, and before that Native American rituals, which is said to be a focal point for supernatural energies. Producer Kevin Feige recently confirmed that both the Sanctum Sanctorum and the Eye of Agamotto will be featured in this highly-anticipated adventure, teasing that the Eye of Agamotto is actually the Time Gem that fits into the Infinity Gauntlet.
Scott Derrickson, known for such thrillers as Deliver Us from Evil and Sinister, is directing Doctor Strange. Jon Spaihts, who wrote Prometheus and the upcoming Untitled Mummy Reboot, is penning the script for this fantasy adventure. Take a look at the latest concept art from Doctor Strange, and stay tuned for more on this superhero adventure.