Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange will have a much different style and tone than the recent action-oriented Marvel films.
According to ScreenDaily, Doctor Strange cinematographer Ben Davis (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron) says the upcoming film has a “psychedelic grounding” and that it would be “Marvel’s Fantasia” because the direction is so different compared to the other films.
“Most of the work within it is about other dimensions,” Davis said.
“And I described it, I think, when I was talking to Marvel as Marvel’s Fantasia, in a way, because it’s so sort of out there and different to everything else that they’ve done.”
“It’s all very out there. I can’t really say much more about it, I’m afraid. But I think it’ll be really interesting, and it’s a very dark movie, I’m pleased to say.”
Very little is known about the plot for Doctor Strange, which is part of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness), was a neurosurgeon who turns to magic to heal his hands that were damaged in a car accident. He becomes one of the most powerful sorcerers in the Marvel Universe.
Recently, Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck, Snowpiercer) was cast as the Ancient One, a character traditionally depicted as an Asian male.
Rachel McAdams (True Detective, Sherlock Holmes) has reportedly beenoffered an unnamed female lead role, while Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) has reportedly been offered the role of villain Baron Mordo.
Filming is expected to commence in November, with Sinister’s Scott Derrickson directing.
Doctor Strange will hit theaters on November 4, 2016.