Doctor Strange centers on Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an arrogant and talented neurosurgeon whose career is shattered after a car accident severely injures his hands. A fateful journey to Nepal leads Strange to the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), a seemingly immortal mentor who gives Strange an entryway into the mystic arts.
Though the Marvel Comics character was created back in the early 1960s, Strange’s story is just as relevant today.
“There’s something really radical that’s said in this film which is that ego and fear are things to be lived beyond,” said Swinton. “And let’s face it – this is a hot topic. We really need people to remind us right now that ego and fear are not necessarily the only option we can live through . . . this is such a modern film for that reason.”
Click on the media bar to hear Cumberbatch talk about how Doctor Strange also explores the themes of mindfulness and how the 1960s was an influential time in history..
Co-starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams, Doctor Strange opens November 4th.