Marvel’s latest cinematic effort, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring ‘Doctor Strange’, has proven a big hit, and star Rachel McAdams has revealed the odd thing she’d indulge in while bored on set. Speaking to Look magazine (via The List), McAdams, who plays nurse Christine Palmer in the Marvel movie, shared the unusual thing she did to entertain herself while filming the mind-bending film which allowed her to also invest in the role. During those long hours on-set, McAdams said she’d found a new hobby to pass the time and help her relax: "I shadowed a really great female neurosurgeon in Toronto and one in London, who taught me how to do stitches.
You don’t have to speak fluent sorcerer to enjoy Doctor Strange, but it helps. The latest Marvel would-be blockbuster (opening on Friday) pulls a surfeit of magical words out of its proverbial hat, from Cloaks of Levitation to Sanctums Sanctorum. To help all those amateur magicians out there, we’ve assembled this Strange Glossary to provide a comic-book primer for all the weird characters, objects, and places that pop up in Doctor Strange. Where we’re going, you won’t need magic wands.
Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is just around the corner and according to star Benedict Cumberbatch it’s only the beginning for the character. When Comicbook spoke to Cumberbatch himself, he was keen to hint at where his character could fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future, notably Phase 4.
Benedict Cumberbatch has recalled the details of the terrifying gunpoint kidnap he underwent while filming a TV series in South Africa. The ‘Sherlock’ star was stopped on the road in 2004 in KwaZulu-Natal with Theo Landey and Denise Black, his co-stars on the BBC mini-series ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’, following a scuba diving trip. After pulling over on a highway with a flat tyre – a highway that is notorious for car-jackings – they were then accosted by six armed men, tied up with their own shoe laces, and robbed of their credit cards and mobile phones.
Are there no end to the talents of Benedict Cumberbatch? The ‘Doctor Strange’ star made a rather unexpected appearance on stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night, as one does, performing alongside Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour. Cumbo pitched up onto the stage and sang the Floyd classic ‘Comfortably Numb’, during the third night of Gilmour’s five-night run in London.
Of course Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are old friends. Well, Cumberbatch at first made sure to point out that he wouldn’t be talking to Hiddleston about a certain blonde singer, who at the time of their discussion he was dating, and instead focused on Hiddleston’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Loki.
Part Matrix with a little Harry Potter sprinkled on top, Doctor Strange promises to look and feel unlike any other Marvel movie. “In amongst that, there’s a very serious message, which is the idea of selflessness, the idea of how you go on a journey of self-discovery to realize you know nothing and that’s the beginning of knowledge,” Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness) told us at Comic-Con (watch above) shortly after Marvel’s splashy panel. Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, an egocentric neurosurgeon who, following a devastating accident, is recruited by The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) to master the mystic arts and hop dimensions while, of course, also saving the universe.
Not overly enthusiastic about your ballot options in this year’s upcoming presidential election? While it will inevitably be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump who takes the Oval Office after November’s vote, we couldn’t help but fantasize about an alternate timeline where some universally beloved figure could unite a divided nation, someone like… a Marvel superhero.
Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is the next in their Phase Three movies to hit cinemas, and is set to feature at next month’s San Diego Comic-Con alongside ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′. The Doctor Stephen Strange character was conceived in 1963 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, just a year after their creation of ‘Spider-Man’, that centres on an arrogant yet brilliant neurosurgeon.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly and Jude Law are among a group of 250 actors, directors, musicians, artists and writers to have put their name to a open letter appealing for the UK to stay in the European Union. The letter describes Britain being ‘stronger’ by staying in the EU. “From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital E.U. funding or by collaborating across borders,” it reads.
Tilda Swinton has hit back at comic book fans who have accused the forthcoming Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’ of 'whitewashing’ over her role as The Ancient One. In the comics, The Ancient One is a Tibetan mystic, leading some to question why an Asian actress wasn’t cast in the role instead. When asked about the furore by The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “Well, it’s not actually an Asian character - that’s what I need to tell you about it.
The first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Doctor Strange’ has arrived… and it’s bonkers. Giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe a dose of the spiritual, we see the 'Sherlock’ star as neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, who, after a near-fatal car crash, embarks on a voyage of discovery.
By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, Doctor Strange has arrived! Marvel’s master of the mystic arts, played by Benedict Cumberbatch using an American accent that takes a second to get used to, makes his grand entrance in a two-minute teaser trailer released Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The clip sets up the broad strokes of the origin story: Dr. Stephen Strange, brilliant but self-absorbed New York neurosurgeon, suffers a debilitating injury in an accident and can no longer function.
About a year ago, I sat down with Stan Lee and asked him which of his “lesser-known” Marvel heroes did he wish had a higher profile among mainstream fans. On Nov. 4, Doctor Strange will bring magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From his Sanctum Sanctorum in Greenwich Village, the Sorcerer Supreme, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will battle mystic forces unlike anything faced by the Avengers.
Over the weekend production on ‘Doctor Strange’ came to an end. But obviously its titular star Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the character.
The filming has now wrapped for hotly-anticipated new Marvel movie ‘Doctor Strange’, with Brit star Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious sorcerer. “[He] believes that the Ancient One is just protecting her own power base and that the world may be better off if we were to allow some of these other things through,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly.
Arguably one of Marvel’s most intriguing and upcoming titles is the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring ‘Doctor Strange’. Its director, Scott Derrickson, has shared a brand new on-set image, getting fans a bit giddy in the process. With anticipation high for fan fave Cumberbatch, Derrickson tweet an image of the Doctor himself, alongside Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo, which is our first proper look at the latter who is a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Veteran news reporter Michael Buerk has penned a stinging riposte to actors and celebrities who deign to lecture the public on global issues. Buerk, who has reported from conflicts around the world in a five-decade career, took to the pages of the Radio Times to let rip, taking aim in particular at Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Thompson. Likely Buerk, 70, was referring to Cumberbatch’s plea to audience members following his performance of Hamlet at the Barbican in London last year, over the plight of refugees travelling from Syria.
It’s the news that Benedict Cumberbatch fans have been waiting for – now you’ll be able to eat his face, and not fear the legal ramifications. Chocolate artist Jen Lindsey-Clark from Brighton has just unveiled the ‘Cumberbunny’, a 400g creation featuring Cumberbatch’s face rendered in fine chocolate, and adorned with adorable bunny ears. Former head pastry chef Lindsey-Clark, says that she made the Cumberbunnies after making a full-size sculpture of Cumberbatch in chocolate – the 'Chocobatch’ – for a TV client last year.
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The first official glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel hero Doctor Strange graces the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, and the biggest revelation is that he probably isn’t spending much time in the makeup chair. The actor sports facial hair and a cloak that will be familiar to comic-book fans, as well as Strange’s powerful amulet, the Eye of Agamotto.
Martin Freeman admits that he speaks his mind a bit too loudly sometimes, but has he just had a swipe at his ‘Sherlock’ co-star Benedict Cumberbatch? Cumberbatch recently used his captive audience while playing Hamlet at London’s Barbican to castigate the government over its inaction in the Syrian refugee crisis.
Being an “overnight success” in Hollywood actually takes years of dedication. Actors work hard starting right at the bottom doing modelling, theatre work, and even music videos before they get their big breaks. Here’s some of the early jobs of Hollywood’s biggest stars that we’re sure they’d rather forget.