Cumberbatch stars in the Marvel Cinematic
Universe's latest blockbuster about an egotistical neurosurgeon
who embarks on a journey of healing after suffering severe nerve
damage in his hands following a harrowing car accident.
However, his desperate search for a cure leads him to a
discovery for which is not prepared to accept.
the first choice and was offered the lead role of Dr. Stephen
Strange, but he initially had to decline due to his theater
commitments playing Shakespeare's Hamlet, which clashed
with the film's proposed shooting date. When the release date
was pushed back from July 2016 to November 2016, he was able to
commit to shooting. Joaquin
the studio's second choice for the lead role but, after a few
months of deliberation, eventually turned down the offer due to
his reluctance to do a multi-picture deal that was required by
the studio if he signed on.
Although this is Doctor Strange's first outing in a Marvel
Cinematic Universe solo movie, the character has been teased in
earlier movies. In Thor (2011);
the Orb of Agamotto can be seen among the treasures in Odin's
treasure chamber. In Thor:
The Dark World (2013),
the Crossroads is among the various phrases written on Selvig's
chalkboard; the Crossroads is an other-dimensional reality that
has a prominent role in the "Doctor Strange" comics. In Captain
America: The Winter Soldier (2014),
Jasper Sitwell mentions Stephen Strange as one of the high-risk
targets that HYDRA keeps under surveillance.
Sunday Matinee 4pm
2016 Rated PG-13 | Runtime 115 minutes