Doc­tor Strange

Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

Marvel Stu­dios presents “Doc­tor Strange,” the story of Doc­tor Stephen Strange, the Master of the Mys­tic Arts, who made his first ap­pear­ance in Marvel comics in 1963.

With the in­tro­duc­tion of this unique Su­per Hero, vested with pow­er­ful mag­i­cal pow­ers and skills, the Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse opens up a host of new, elec­tri­fy­ing sto­ries and ex­cit­ing, mys­ti­fy­ing, never-be­fore-seen ac­tion. As pro­ducer Kevin Feige ex­plains, “There are these street-level nar­ra­tives of the Marvel Uni­verse that we’ve seen in a lot of films. There is the cos­mic level, which ‘Thor’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers’ have taken us to. But there al­ways has been a very im­por­tant su­per­nat­u­ral side to the Marvel comics, and we haven’t re­ally touched on that. And ‘Doc­tor Strange’ is our per­fect en­try point into that realm.

“‘Doc­tor Strange’ deals with par­al­lel di­men­sions, al­ter­nate di­men­sions and the mul­ti­verse, which un­locks an en­tirely new area of sto­ry­telling for us. It’s the rich­ness of that Marvel Uni­verse that al­lows us, on what will be our 14th film re­leased, to open up this en­tirely new as­pect,” Feige con­cludes.

The story fol­lows world-fa­mous neu­ro­sur­geon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes for­ever af­ter a hor­rific car ac­ci­dent robs him of the use of his hands. When tra­di­tional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for heal­ing, and hope, in an un­likely place—a mys­te­ri­ous en­clave known as Ka­mar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a cen­ter for heal­ing but also the front line of a bat­tle against un­seen dark forces bent on de­stroy­ing our re­al­ity. Be­fore long Strange— armed with newly ac­quired mag­i­cal pow­ers—is forced to choose whether to re­turn to his life of for­tune and sta­tus or leave it all be­hind to de­fend the world as the most pow­er­ful sor­cerer in ex­is­tence.

Marvel Stu­dios’ “Doc­tor Strange” stars Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (“The Im­i­ta­tion Game,” “Black Mass”), Chi­we­tel Ejio­for (“12 Years a Slave,” “Triple 9”), Rachel McA­dams(“Spot­light,” “South­paw”), Bene­dict Wong (“The Mar­tian,” “Prometheus”), Michael Stuhlbarg (“A Se­ri­ous Man,” “Jobs”), Ben­jamin Bratt (“Traf­fic,” “Piñero”) and Scott Ad­kins (“El Gringo,” “Ex­pend­ables 2”), with Mads Mikkelsen (“The Hunt,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award® win­ner Tilda Swin­ton (“Michael Clay­ton,” “Ju­lia”).

Scott Der­rick­son (“De­liver Us from Evil,” “Sin­is­ter”) is di­rect­ing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Es­pos­ito, Stephen Brous­sard, Vic­to­ria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. The screen­play was writ­ten by Jon Spai­hts (“The Dark­est Hour,” “Prometheus”) and Scott Der­rick­son & C. Robert Cargill (“Sin­is­ter,” “Sin­is­ter 2”).

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion 12A

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