Less than two months are left before the premiere of the long-awaited superhero movie. In the meantime, here are 3 interesting facts about it that will make you wanna watch Doctor Strange even more.
The Lead Actor Spent a Year at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
The role of the doctor-turned-mystic was given to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch. You might know him from movies like The Imitation Game and 12 Years a Slave, or from the TV series Sherlock. What you probably don’t know is that Cumberbatch spent a year teaching English at a Buddhist monastery in India. Cumberbatch’s experience with spiritualism and mysticism made it an easy choice for the director Scott Derrickson to cast him as the leading role.
Several Doctor Strange Movies Already Exist
The idea for making a big-budget film adaptation of Doctor Strange has been existent for decades. Still, it took a while before the production started in 2015. However, there were a few more adaptations in the past, starting from the TV movie in 1978. The 1992 movie Doctor Mordrid was planned to be the adaptation of Doctor Strange comic, but the license expired, so the names had to be changed. There was also an animated version, which went straight to DVD in 2007. You can watch this version of Doctor Strange online as well.
Legendary Comic-Book Writer Stan Lee Has a Cameo Appearance
The character of Doctor Strange was born in the mind of Steve Ditko in 1963. His fellow writer and a friend, Stan Lee decided to pay Ditko a tribute by appearing in the 2016 movie Doctor Strange. This wasn’t Lee’s first cameo role. In fact, he’s sort of famous for them. Stan Lee appeared in a number of superhero movies, including Spider-Man 2 and Iron Man. He played himself in Kevin Smith’s Mallrats and appeared in Yoga Hosers.