As we gear up for the release of Ant-Man, it seems only right that Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige starts the hype machine for upcoming releases from the MCU schedule. In particular, Doctor Strange.
Feige has confirmed at a press event for Ant-Man that Stephen Strange will indeed be living in New York saying, “The Sanctum is on Bleeker Street, the modern day Bleeker Street. He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street.”
Casting for the movie is currently taking place in London ahead of the movie starting production in November. One bit of casting that has caused a few stirs around the Internet is Tilda Swinton playing The Ancient One. “As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person,” Feige said of the gender change. “The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from things we didn’t know about until this story. There have been multiple [Ancient Ones], even if this one has been around for five hundred years, there were others. This is a mantle, and therefore felt we had leeway to cast in interesting ways.”
Doctor Strange is to be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister), with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) set for the role of the Sorcerer Supreme alongside Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mondo. The film is slated for release on November 4th 2016.