Doctor Strange Origin Story Details & New Set Photos

Doctor Strange vs Dormmanu by Peter V Nguyen

After prepping for weeks in London for the production of Marvel's Doctor Strange where the bulk of the project's principal photography will take place, director Scott Derrickson and crew having begun shooting scenes in Nepal this week. And thanks to the public locations we're getting out first first unofficial photos of Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Vincent Strange - out of control beard and all.

Doctor Strange is an origin story, the first new origin to be explored in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and by all accounts the film is taking cues from the comics and the wonderful 2007 animated feature which told the same story. And now we have a few more details.

In the source material, Stephen Vincent Strange goes from being a brilliant and arrogant surgeon to superheroic Sorcerer Supreme after injuring his hands in a car collision. Desperate to be able to perform operations again and to get his life back, and after exhausting all known resources and options, Strange sets off on a mystical journey of sorts to find the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton in the film) - an urban legend of sorts whom he hopes my be his savior. The man of science becomes a man of faith in a way.

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