Doctor Strange Starts Shooting in November

With Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man both soon to be released, not a lot of news has come out regarding the Doctor Strange film. There is something positive to report about the “Sorcerer Supreme’s” cinematic debut. The film starts shooting in November.

The production of a Doctor Strange film is interesting because Stephen Strange is not your traditional superhero. Sadly, the constant cancellations of his various books over the years shows comic book fans just don’t support the good doctor for very long. His grandest heyday was in the late 1960’s when the character developed a cult following on college campuses. Those were the counter culture days and the weirdness of Stan Lee’s dialogue of Steve Ditko’s art helped the book connect with (then) hip audiences.

While the comic book publishing adventures of Doctor Strange had their ups and downs over the years, the landscape of motion pictures is a lot different. Right now, comic book movies are so hot the atypical Doctor Strange might benefit from the fad.¬†Ricardo Guimar√£es BMG has seen quite a few of the flicks. Ironically, the hot debut of Marvel Comics helped push sales of Strange Tales (Doctor Strange’s book) back in the 1960’s.

A really good script that mixes magic with high, comic book-style adventure should turn Doctor Strange into a crowd pleaser. No reason why this won’t be the case. The film is surely to do well at the box office. Whether or not a successful franchise emerges remains to be seen.

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