Marvel Studios is currently preparing for their next big release of the year: Doctor Strange. This movie will introduce the audience to the Sorcerer Supreme and will delve into the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to the point where it is already being described by those involved as “Marvel’s Fantasia.”
The first teaser for Doctor Strange gave a glimpse at the mind-bending visuals that await, and the second trailer revealed last week during Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con showed more of those incredible, acid-trip-like visuals Marvel and director Scott Derrickson has been teasing. In addition to that, Marvel unveiled a new poster, a very realistic figure courtesy of Hot Toys, and now a calendar with that vibrant style that only Doctor Strange’s comics could have.
Thanks to Amazon, Marvel fans can get their hands on a calendar inspired by the Sorcerer’s Supreme psychedelic style, which offers some new looks at Benedict Cumberbatch in full Sorcerer mode. But don’t expect to see some Baron Mordo or even the Ancient One on this piece of merch – it’s Stephen Strange-themed and Strange only.
This bilingual (English/French), 16-month wall calendar features 13 spreads with artwork from the movie to highlight each month in 2017 as well as the last four months of 2016. However, the item is listed as “currently unavailable” so you might want to check back in a few days to see if you can order yours before they run out.
Doctor Strange will take the audience on a trip to unexplored dimensions from the MCU as we follow Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident that shatters his hands, sets out on a journey to find the Ancient One – a powerful Sorcerer who can help him heal in more levels than he could ever imagine.
Starring alongside Cumberbatch are Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong as Wong, Mads Mikkelsen as villain Kaecilius, and Rachel McAdams as night nurse Christine Palmer.
There’s no doubt Marvel wants to make clear that Doctor Strange will be hugely different than anything we have seen in the MCU before, not only in terms of visuals, but also in narrative, as it will take us to dimensions that have only been briefly teased in other movies while some others remain unknown.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018;Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.