The release by Marvel Studios of a new poster for Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange” film over the weekend has had fans talking as the one-sheet includes a previously unannounced new addition to the already impressive cast – Benjamin Bratt.
According to CBM, Marvel has not made any announcements relating to the film to indicate the 52-year-old actor is even a part of it, but with his inclusion here it has already led to speculation as to whom he might play. The most likely character is that of the master of the Dark Dimension himself Dormammu who will likely be saved for the sequel.
The film is set to incorporate the mystic into the Marvel universe and allow for some trippy visuals and exploration of the multiverse on screen. Speaking with Comicbook.com in the wake of the Comic Con panel on Saturday night, Derrickson says:
“What the comics did was, they brought with Doctor Strange an extra dimension into psychadelia, mysticism, and spirituality and all these very 60’s things and broke open the Marvel comic book universe into the Marvel multiverse. I think Doctor Strange is going to be the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It’s really serving the same function that the comic did. Even though it was a weird aberration as a comic book, I think it was a real linchpin in the comics. It ended up being decades of new stories and I think this movie will do the same thing.”
In the comics, the Multiverse is a collection of alternate universes and share a universal hierarchy. Each alternate reality is guarded by a Sorcerer Supreme against mystical threats.