Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange 2
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Will there be a sequel to part of the film in 2023?
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Written by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C Robert Cargill
Based on: Doctor Strange, by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Music by: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Ben Davis
Edited by: Wyatt Smith, Sabrina Plisco
Production, company: Marvel Studios
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English


Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange:
A neurosurgeon who, after a car crash that led to a journey of healing, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Cumberbatch described Strange as arrogant, with the film «about him going from a place where he thinks he knows it all to realizing he knows nothing.» He compared the character to the version of Sherlock Holmes that he portrays in Sherlock, calling both characters «intelligent» and having «smatterings of the same colors». The film’s mysticism resonated with Cumberbatch, for whom spirituality has been important since he spent his gap year teaching English at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Darjeeling, India. Strange’s abilities in the film include casting spells with «tongue-twisty fun names», creating mandalas of light for shields and weapons, and creating portals for quick travel around the world. Strange is also aided by a Cloak of Levitation for flight, and the Eye of Agamotto, a relic containing an Infinity Stone that can manipulate time. Cumberbatch took great care in defining the physical movements and gestures for the spells, knowing that they would be noted and studied by fans. He described these gestures as «balletic» and «very dynamic», and received help with finger-tutting movements from dancer JayFunk.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo:
A Master of the Mystic Arts, close to the Ancient One and a mentor to Strange. This version of Mordo is a combination of different characters from the Doctor Strange mythos, and unlike in the comics is not introduced as villainous. Ejiofor noted this, calling Mordo «a very complex character that, really, I don’t think can be nailed down either way». Director Scott Derrickson added that the change in character stemmed from casting Ejiofor and conversations the director had with him. Ejiofor described Mordo’s relationship with the Ancient One as «long and intense», while noting a «growing respect» between the character and Strange, until «things get complicated». Derrickson felt Mordo was a fundamentalist, saying «When someone gives themselves over to an extraordinarily strict moral code, the process of breaking out of that is a violent one. He becomes disillusioned with the Ancient One’s [moral contradictions]. The difference is Strange can accept that contradiction. Mordo cannot cope with it,» which leads to the «antagonism between Mordo and Strange» to explore in future films. Discussing the diversity of the film’s cast when addressing the controversial casting of the characters the Ancient One and Wong, Derrickson was confident that the decision to cast Ejiofor as Mordo, and thus changing the character «from white to black», was the right one to make.
Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer:
An emergency surgeon initially written as a love interest for Strange, but shortly before filming, Derrickson suggested that this trope be subverted by making the two characters lovers as part of their backstory and coming «out the other side of it as friends». McAdams described this dynamic by saying, «The love is between them no matter what stage they’re at in the actual relationship.» With this change in characterization, producer Kevin Feige described Palmer as a «lynchpin to [Strange’s] old life, once he steps into the role of a sorcerer. She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity.»[26] He explained that having this character be a «connection to Strange’s life in New York City, in the normal world» after his journey was important to the studio, which is why Palmer was chosen for the character over the more prominent, but more fantastical character Clea.[27] Palmer is also known as the hero Night Nurse in the comics, a storyline that does not play into the film, but that Feige hinted could be explored in future films. Rosario Dawson portrays another Night Nurse character, Claire Temple, in Marvel’s Netflix television series.
Benedict Wong as Wong:
A Master of the Mystic Arts, tasked with protecting some of Kamar-Taj’s most valuable relics and books. The character is depicted in the comics as Strange’s Asian, «tea-making manservant», a racial stereotype that Derrickson did not want in the film, and so the character was not included in the film’s script. After the non-Asian actress Tilda Swinton was cast as the other significant Asian character from the Doctor Strange comics, the Ancient One—which was also done to avoid the comics’ racial stereotypes—Derrickson felt obligated to find a way to include Wong in the film. The character as he ultimately appears is «completely subverted as a character and reworked into something that didn’t fall into any of the stereotypes of the comics», which Derrickson was pleased gave an Asian character «a strong presence in the movie». Actor Wong was also pleased with the changes made to the character, and described him as «a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj» rather than a manservant. He does not practice martial arts in the film, avoiding another racial stereotype. Derrickson added that Wong will have «a strong presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe» moving forward.
Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West: A rival surgeon to Strange.
Benjamin Bratt as Jonathan Pangborn: A paraplegic who learned from the Ancient One how to heal himself through the mystic arts.
Scott Adkins as Lucian: One of Kaecilius’ followers.
Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius:
A Master of the Mystic Arts who broke away from the Ancient One. A combination of several antagonists from the comics, Kaecilius was used in the film to drive the introduction and development of bigger villains for the future, including «certain individuals who live in other dimensions». Derrickson compared this dynamic to that of Saruman and Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, giving the film a «huge and fantastical» villain like Sauron, but also having «human relateability» with Kaecilius, like Saruman, for Strange to face throughout the film. Derrickson admitted that Marvel’s villains are often criticized, and noted that MCU films dedicate little time to developing antagonists. For Doctor Strange, he just hoped to show «Kaecilius’s point of view and what makes him tick» in the time that he could, feeling that the character is a «man of ideas» with «watertight logic» like John Doe from Seven and the Joker from The Dark Knight. On these motivations, Feige explained that Kaecilius believes the Ancient One is a hypocrite, protecting her own power base, and that the world may be better off «if we were to allow some of these other things through.» Mikkelsen’s makeup took between 2–3 hours to apply.
Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One:
A Celtic mystic who becomes Strange’s mentor. The character in the comics is a Tibetan man, a situation which co-writer C. Robert Cargill compared to the Kobayashi Maru, an unwinnable training exercise in the Star Trek universe. He explained that adapting the character as the comics portrayed him would be realizing the major Asian Fu Manchu stereotype, and would involve the film with the Tibetan sovereignty debate, but not giving one of few significant Asian roles to an Asian actor would also understandably be received negatively. Derrickson wanted to change the character to be an Asian woman, but felt that an older Asian woman would invoke the Dragon Lady stereotype, while a younger Asian woman would be perceived as exploiting Asian fetish and «a fanboy’s dream girl». To avoid the character filling any of those three stereotypes, or enabling the stereotype of a «Western character coming to Asia to learn about being Asian», Derrickson decided to cast a non-Asian actor in the role, but to still take the opportunity to cast «an amazing actress in a male role». Feeling that Swinton was the obvious choice to play «domineering, secretive, ethereal, enigmatic, [and] mystical», Derrickson wrote the Ancient One in the film specifically for the actress, before she was offered the role. Additionally, though the film uses the terms «her» and «she», Swinton chose to portray the character as androgynous, while Feige explained that the Ancient One and Sorcerer Supreme are mantles in the film held by multiple characters through time, so a more comic-accurate Ancient One could exist within the MCU. Still, Swinton’s casting was widely criticized as whitewashing. In response to this, Derrickson said that though he was pleased with the diversity of the film’s cast, in terms of both gender and ethnicity, «Asians have been whitewashed and stereotyped in American cinema for over a century and people should be mad or nothing will change. What I did was the lesser of two evils, but it is still an evil.»
Cumberbatch also portrays, uncredited, the villainous entity Dormammu. The actor suggested he take on the role to Derrickson, feeling that having the character be a «horrific» reflection of Strange would work better than just «being a big ghoulish monster». The director agreed, elaborating that the casting implies that Dormammu does not have a normal physical form in his own dimension, and so is simply imitating Strange for their confrontation. To create the character, Cumberbatch provided motion-capture reference for the visual effects team, and his voice was blended with that of another uncredited British actor, whom Derrickson described as having «a very deep voice». The producers also had Tony Todd record voice over for Dormammu as an alternative to Cumberbatch, but ultimately decided on using Cumberbatch for the voice.

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role of Thor from previous MCU films in the film’s mid-credits scene. Additionally, Linda Louise Duan appears, unnamed, as Tina Minoru, Mark Anthony Brighton portrays Daniel Drumm, and Topo Wresniwiro portrays Hamir, all Masters of the Mystic Arts under the Ancient One. The latter is based on Hamir the Hermit, Wong’s father in the comics, who was the Ancient One’s personal manservant. The character is neither a manservant nor Wong’s father in the film. Zara Phythian, Alaa Safi, and Katrina Durden portray zealots under Kaecilius, and Pat Kiernan appears as himself. Doctor Strange co-creator Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance as a bus rider reading Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception. Amy Landecker was cast as anesthesiologist Bruner, but the majority of her role was cut from the finished film.

Movei info plot:

In Kathmandu, the sorcerer Kaecilius and his zealots enter the secret compound Kamar-Taj and behead its librarian. They steal a few pages from an ancient, mystical text belonging to the Ancient One, a long-lived sorcerer who has taught every student at Kamar-Taj, including Kaecilius, in the mystic arts. The Ancient One pursues the traitors, but Kaecilius and his followers escape.

In New York City, Stephen Strange, a wealthy, acclaimed, and arrogant neurosurgeon, severely injures his hands in a car crash, leaving him unable to operate. Fellow surgeon Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but Strange vainly pursues experimental surgeries to heal his hands. Strange learns about Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously regained use of his legs. Pangborn directs Strange to Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by Mordo, a sorcerer under the Ancient One. The Ancient One demonstrates her power to Strange, revealing the astral plane and other dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. She reluctantly agrees to train Strange, whose arrogance and ambition remind her of Kaecilius.

Strange studies under the Ancient One and Mordo, and from ancient books in the library that is now guarded by Master Wong. Strange learns that Earth is protected from threats from other dimensions by a shield generated from three buildings called Sanctums, in New York City, London, and Hong Kong, which are all directly accessible from Kamar-Taj. The sorcerers’ task is to protect the Sanctums, though Pangborn instead chose to channel mystical energy only into walking again. Strange progresses quickly, and secretly reads the text from which Kaecilius stole pages, learning to bend time with the mystical Eye of Agamotto. Mordo and Wong warn Strange against breaking the laws of nature, drawing a comparison to Kaecilius’ desire for eternal life.

Kaecilius uses the stolen pages to contact Dormammu of the Dark Dimension, where time is non-existent. Kaecilius destroys the London Sanctum to weaken Earth’s protection. The zealots then attack the New York Sanctum, killing its guardian, but Strange holds them off with the help of the Cloak of Levitation, only to be critically injured during a skirmish. He teleports himself back to the hospital where Palmer saves him. Upon returning to the Sanctum, Strange reveals to Mordo that the Ancient One has been drawing power from the Dark Dimension to sustain her long life, and Mordo becomes disillusioned with the Ancient One. After a fight in the Mirror Dimension of New York, Kaecilius mortally wounds the Ancient One and escapes to Hong Kong. Before dying, she tells Strange that he too will have to bend the rules to complement Mordo’s steadfast nature in order to defeat Kaecilius. Strange and Mordo arrive in Hong Kong to find Wong dead, the Sanctum destroyed, and the Dark Dimension engulfing Earth. Strange uses the Eye to reverse time and save Wong, then enters the Dark Dimension and creates a time loop around himself and Dormammu. After repeatedly killing Strange to no avail, Dormammu finally gives in to Strange’s demand that he permanently leave Earth alone and take Kaecilius and his zealots with him in return for Strange breaking the loop.

Disillusioned by Strange and the Ancient One defying nature’s laws, Mordo renounces his sorcerer career and departs. Strange returns the Eye to Kamar-Taj and takes up residence in the New York Sanctum to continue his studies with Wong. In a mid-credits scene, Strange decides to help Thor, who has brought his brother Loki to Earth to search for their father, Odin. In a post-credits scene, Mordo confronts Pangborn and steals the mystical energy he uses to walk, telling him that Earth has «too many sorcerers».
When will the full movie come out online?
Release date: 2024 year

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