Doctor Strange Film: Doctor Strange is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel comic character of the same name. Doctor Strange Film is directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Kevin Feige.

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Doctor Strange Film Plot

The story of this movie revolves around a neurosurgeon named Dr. Stephan Strange. It is set at a time when Stephen was trying to find a way to cure his healing hands as he recently met with a tragic accident. In order to find a cure, Stephen ends up in Nepal where he meant Kamar-Taj who told him about the power of magic.

Here, he got to know about the link which connects the real world to the world of magic. Later, in the movie, Stephen got to know about an enemy who has a plan to ruin this world and he decided to do everything in his power to stop him.


A concept art trailer of the movie Doctor Strange was shown at the D23 Expo. That art trailer was narrated by Scott Derrickson. In this trailer, the images of Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange’s outfit were seen and it also highlights some of the important scenes in the movie.

The first teaser trailer of the movie was released on April 12, 2016, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In the month of October 2016, 15-minute footage of the film was shown on more than 110 IMAX screens in North America.

Doctor Strange Film Released

The world premiere of Doctor Strange was organized at TCL Chinese Theatre and El Captain Theatre on October 25, 2016. In North America, Doctor Strange was released on November 4, 2016, in more than 3,880 theatres including 3,530 3D, 379 IMAX,  and 516 PREMIUM LARGE-FORMAT.


Initially, it was decided that Doctor Strange will be listed as being in development at New World Pictures. The script of the movie was written by Bob Gale and dated January 21, 1986. However, the movie never went ahead into production due to some reasons. In the year 1989, Alex Cox with Stan Lee decided to write a script for Doctor Strange.

“I think when you consider the work that I’ve done it makes sense that he’d be my favorite comic book character, at least in the Marvel universe. Probably the only comic character in that mainstream world that I’m suited to. I feel such an affinity for the character and the story and the ambition of those comics, especially the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Strange Tales—I think those are my favorite of all of them. The entire history of the comics is extraordinary,” said Scott Derrickson. He is the director of Doctor Strange.

The cast of Doctor Strange Film

Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the names of the characters portrayed by them:

Doctor Strange Film | Doctor Strange 2016 Movie
Doctor Strange Film | Doctor Strange 2016 Movie
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo
  • Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer
  • Benedict Wong as Wong
  • Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West
  • Benjamin Bratt as Jonathan Pangborn
  • Scott Adkins as Lucian
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius
  • Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Box Office Collection

The movie Doctor Strange Film was made with a budget of $165-236.6 million. Talking about its box office collection, the movie earned a whopping amount of $677.8 million worldwide. In the United States and Canada, the movie earned somewhere around $232.6 million and in other countries, the collection was $445.2 million.


On November 3, 2015, the principal photography of the film started in Nepal with the working title Checkmate. For this movie, Ben Davis worked as a cinematographer. He also worked as the cinematographer for Guardians of the Galaxy and Avenger: Age of Ultron. While walking about the movie, Ben said that Doctor Strange is the Fantasia of Marvel.

Nepal was chosen to shoot the movie as Derricksonm wanted a location that is not that familiar to most of the audience. However, nothing turned out as planned as most of the shooting location that they have decided was destroyed by an earthquake in 2015. Instead, of choosing a different location, the makers decided to do not to change the location as this was the best they can do to attract tourism to Nepal.

Critical Response to Doctor Strange Film

On IMDB, the movie has been rated 7.3 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is considered to be 89% fresh. “Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain,” said the website’s consensus.


In the month of June 2016, Doctor Strange Toys were released by a Diamond Select Toys and named them Mikkelsen’s character Kaecilius. The character of Mikkelsen was confirmed in an official tie-in comic. The character of McAdams was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. The initial stage of the movie only revealed that the movie will have Benjamin Bratt in the role of Jonathan Pangborn.

Music of Doctor Strange Film

In the month May 2016, it was announced by Michael Giacchino that he is going to compose the score of Doctor Strange. The score was named by Derrickson as “magic in the literal sense of the world”.

Doctor Strange Film | Doctor Strange 2016 Movie
Doctor Strange Film | Doctor Strange 2016 Movie

Do You Know?

Following are some of the hidden facts about the Doctor Strange Film:

  • Initially, Benedict Cumberbatch was almost about to reject the movie because of his busy schedule.
  • The cinematography of the movie was inspired by Fantasia and this was the why cinematographer of the movie called it Marvel’s Fantasia.
  • You might be surprised to know that a real Astrophysicist has actually worked on the movie.
  • It was Racheal McAdams who first gt the role of Pepper Potts.

The visuals Doctor Strange offers are one the best visuals you will ever see in a movie. The cinematographer has done a really amazing job in bringing the imagination to reality. The viewers consider it as a movie that could be easily absorbed. The storyline of the movie is great. If you are not a fan of Marvel movies, you can still watch them because of their visual effects.

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