Mikkelsen Talks “Doctor Strange” Look

Marvel Studios’ second major film for the year will also hopefully answer a criticism that has been lobbed at the studio’s output – that it has become formulaic and generic-looking.

Filmmaker Scott Derrickson hopes to change that with “Doctor Strange” which promises to introduce a visually lush and interesting film that takes risks to go along with its stellar cast. One member of said cast, Mads Mikkelsen, spoke with Yahoo UK Movies about why the film will be so different:

“If you look at the comic books, the comic books are quite different [to other Marvel stories]. I think that the film will be different from the other [Marvel] films that we’ve seen, but not as different as the books are, because that was basically the ’60s and ’70s – it was more like an acid trip.

We’ve taken that fascination of the time into something we can relate to today…So you still have the energy, you still have the colours, you still have the madness, but you also have something you can identify with. I think that was a necessity – if not, you would just make a crazy film. But you still have it there – you have all the action, all the good ingredients you get in a Marvel film, but it will have a different flavour, that’s for sure.”

The first trailer for the film only boasted a handful of effects shots, with the next one later this Summer expected to show a much better look at what we can expect in the final product. “Doctor Strange” will be released in cinemas nationwide on November 6th.