Kevin Feige Talks DOCTOR STRANGE; Says We Can Expect A "Crazy Acid-Trip"

Here we have a few interesting tidbits relating to the Sorcerer Supreme that we didn't pick up from SDCC. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige compares the planned adaptation to an "acid-trip", and references Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos when speaking about the inter-dimensional travel aspects.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/3/2014


Short of knowing it's on the cards and that Sinister director Scott Derrickson is at the helm, we haven't really heard too much about what we can expect from Marvel's planned Doctor Strange flick...until now. While speaking to a small group of press during SDCC, Kevin Feige shares a few very interesting details for the first time. It seems we'll be getting the good Doctor's comic book origin story for one, and when Marvel takes this first step into supernatural territory, things will apparently get quite "trippy".

"It is a classic Marvel origin story, because he’s got one of the best origins ever, and it’s our opportunity to take that left turn into the supernatural. Now what is the definition of ‘supernatural’? It varies. We like the idea of playing with alternate dimensions, and Strange, in the very sort of Ditko, crazy acid-trip way of traveling through dimensions and traveling through realms, is something that we think is very, very cool — playing with perceptions of reality. I just watched the ‘Cosmos’ series, the Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Cosmos’ series, which is amazing, and which is, might as well be an acid trip. … It is a mind-bending — and it’s all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics, and we’re gonna play a lot with the notion of that as an explanation of how the sorcerers do what they do."

Sounds like Marvel plan on grounding certain elements of this in science..but surely that won't be used to explain every aspect of Strange's powers and the magical realms and creatures he encounters? The Cosmos comparison sounds really cool though. What do you guys think?
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JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:15 AM
Man I wish I a Dr. Strange movie would have came out earlier to really bank on the whole Harry Potter following.
SuperCat - 8/3/2014, 7:18 AM
Acid trip? Never tried drugs before so this should be fun.
charlie2094 - 8/3/2014, 7:19 AM
Sounds good, Strange should definitely be very 'trippy', the artwork in the early issues by Ditko was pretty surreal, be great to see on screen. Visually at least, it should be very different to other MCU films.

Wonder why they didn't go ahead and announce this for July 2016, seems all but confirmed for that date.
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:19 AM
@ SuperCat

Let me give you a head start!

JordanKing - 8/3/2014, 7:20 AM
Awesome. My most anticipated of Phase 3 so far (Besides Avengers 3).
DrunkenNukem - 8/3/2014, 7:21 AM
"and it’s all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics, and we’re gonna play a lot with the notion of that as an explanation of how the sorcerers do what they do."

please...tell me how can you explain magic powers using physics...
TheAbaryMan369 - 8/3/2014, 7:21 AM
This movie will be much more fun if you're stoned.
SuperCat - 8/3/2014, 7:22 AM
Lol! Thanks, @Joe. Trippy!
AlexanderLykins - 8/3/2014, 7:22 AM
Oh Kevin Feige, you treat us so well. Great directors, great actors/actresses, great stories, etc. It's a great time to be a Marvel fan.
JordanKing - 8/3/2014, 7:23 AM
@DrunkenNukem

staypuffed - 8/3/2014, 7:24 AM
Still can't say I'm on board yet.
OpticBlastWins - 8/3/2014, 7:24 AM
My friend offered me acid last night... something is trying to tell me something...
EzioKenway1225 - 8/3/2014, 7:25 AM
man..i love the various sub genres we are getting with the MCU films.. Iron Man 3 had noir-ish elements to it..Cap 2 was a 70s Political thriller, Guardians was a quirky space adventure film.. Avengers i think will be more straightforward superhero which is fine..Ant Man will be a heist movie..oh man..cant wait
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:26 AM
Here is a construction sign that is local here in Albuquerque, N.M.......yup those are real street names.

Unreal2k9 - 8/3/2014, 7:27 AM
This is perfect. So glad Kevin said that; best way to make it unique from other films
SuperCat - 8/3/2014, 7:30 AM
@ Optic

I had a roommate in college that tried acid. He trashed our whole apartment and then slept for 3 days straight. Scary sh*t!
EzioKenway1225 - 8/3/2014, 7:31 AM
also even the tv shows..Daredevil has been described as having a Gritty 70s New York feel to it
DrKinsolving - 8/3/2014, 7:31 AM
@DrunkenNukem

I think Feige was talking about the Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Cosmos’ series when he said it’s all based in "physics and based in quantum mechanics", which is really cool, imo

DrunkenNukem - 8/3/2014, 7:31 AM
@Jordan lol..it prob end up being something like that
batz11 - 8/3/2014, 7:32 AM
Ride the lightning of the MCU...

Joe, did you check out GotG, I know it's not DC, but ;)?
Maestro - 8/3/2014, 7:32 AM
After watching the last 2 marvel movies, Cap2, and GOTG, my excitement is THROUGH THE ROOF to see just what kind of unique movie this will be. This is the best thing about marvel in my opinion, all of their unique characters. Can't wait to see the Strange movie break new ground for cbm film style like gotg did for me.
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:32 AM
@ Optic

ALmazing - 8/3/2014, 7:34 AM
SuperCat - 8/3/2014, 7:34 AM
LMAO!! @ Joe. Funny clip!
DrunkenNukem - 8/3/2014, 7:35 AM
what i mean is..you don´t need physics or quantum mechanics to explain supernatural and paranormal events, because some things have not being explained by any of those subjects..

They should just do it...you know what, there are a lot of unexplained and surreal events in the universe that cant be explained by using scientific methods

Hellboy movies got it right
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:35 AM
@ batz11

I did I was first in line on Friday with the family. The movie was awesome and yet at times it was hokey. The movie will do well this summer I can expect to see it doing around 800 million world wide.

The only thing was the stupid end credit scene...........man I completely understood what they were going for but at the same time to me it was a complete waste.
Pedrito - 8/3/2014, 7:37 AM
In other words, Strange will be powered down a bit, and constrained to physical laws.
That's alright because his powers can be a big Deus ex machina in the comics. Same with Scarlet Witch.
They both can wipe reality, which is a little too much for the movies, I think.
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:37 AM
@ Druken

I agree........do not try to mention Hellboy. Saying that is like saying Beetljuice three times and Levi might show up!
EzioKenway1225 - 8/3/2014, 7:40 AM
its an interesting take on the character
Thedarkjediknight - 8/3/2014, 7:41 AM
I love acid
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:41 AM
Love the knockoff Dr.Strange in Venture Brothers Dr. Orpheus.

DrunkenNukem - 8/3/2014, 7:42 AM
Hellboy

Hellboy

Hellboy!!

anytime soon...
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:44 AM
JoeMomma29 - 8/3/2014, 7:44 AM
@ Druken

LMAO!!!!!!!
DrunkenNukem - 8/3/2014, 7:46 AM
@Pedrito...yeah but that shouldn´t happen...why try to explain and limit a character with laws and paradoxes from the universe when you just can simply do..."hey shit happens you know!"
SageMode - 8/3/2014, 7:46 AM
Got a slight seizure looking at that pic up top
Nomis - 8/3/2014, 7:47 AM
Ironically... Steve Ditko was very much against the use of mind altering drugs because of his philosophical leanings toward Objectivism. !
TheRationalNerd - 8/3/2014, 7:48 AM
I'm thinking that the "soul gem" will be featured in this film.
Lozzy - 8/3/2014, 7:48 AM
Man im going to get so [frick]ing baked before I go see this movie.
ManDeth - 8/3/2014, 7:49 AM
They need to just remake the original. Frame by frame.
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