Marvel’s Doctor Strange film will be “psychedelic” and “very dark”
Doctor Strange will get strangerer and strangerer indeed. Pardon the neologisms. Ben Davis, the cinematographer on the film, spoke about the making of Doctor Strange at a BAFTA Masterclass in London. BAFTA is like the Oscars… but isn’t.
It has a very psychedelic grounding, and it’s not your typical Marvel action movie
Most of the work within it is about other dimensions. 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.
There’s a lot of pre-visualisation, and there’s a lot of work which is very hard – you look at it and you see the imagery that they’ve created for it and you think, ‘well how the hell do we shoot that!?’ because it’s all sort of Escher stuff. 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.
As you can see Davis also compared the feature to Marvel’s Fantasia. Which is mute seeing Marvel’s also owned by Disney, so just say “Fantasia” would have sufficed. But in any case, all this dimension-hopping will lend itself well to the weird and wonderful world of the Doctor.
Doctor Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange , Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.
Doctor Strange is slated for release on November 4th 2016