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New promo artwork of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

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Marvel has already made some waves at the San Diego Comic-Con, what with yesterday’s Netflix panel, and today’s news that Ghost Rider is joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; however, the main event comes tomorrow, as Marvel Studios takes to Hall H to showcase Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (along with a few surprises… Spider-Man: Homecoming?). While we wait, a new piece of promotional artwork for Doctor Strange has arrived online, giving us another look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme…

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc: Marvel’s Doctor Strange costumes on display

21 July 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel is set to showcase Doctor Strange on Saturday as part of its big Hall H presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con International, but fans attending the convention can get an up close look at the costumes for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo and Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One. Fortunately for everyone else, the Marvel Twitter page has shared the following image…

See Also: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme featured in new Doctor Strange concept art

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts »

- Gary Collinson

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Doctor Strange Comic-Con Poster Casts a Conjurer Spell

15 July 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Long before the Comic-Con schedule was announced last week, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson teased that his comic book adaptation would be heading to San Diego. While Marvel hasn't confirmed what movies will be showcased during their Hall H panel on Saturday, July 23, Doctor Strange will surely be in the mix, and today we have word that fans attending the convention will get to take home a new poster featuring the Sorcerer Supreme in action. If you're going to Sdcc next week, be sure to stop by the Marvel booth to pick up this poster.

Entertainment Weekly has our first look at this poster, which features production concept art from artist Ryan Meinerding. The site also caught up with the actor while visiting the set earlier this year, where he was asked to compare this iconic Marvel Comics hero to another beloved character he plays, Sherlock on the hit BBC TV series. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme featured in new Doctor Strange concept art

15 July 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con issue is packed with treats for superhero movie fans; we’ve seen some images from Wonder Woman [see here], alternate Harley Quinn designs for Suicide Squad [see here], and concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featuring the revamped team and new character Mantis [see here]. Now we’ve got another piece of Marvel concept art, this time featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme from November’s Doctor Strange:

See Also: Benedict Wong says Doctor Strange’s Wong won’t be “a tea-making manservant”

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of »

- Gary Collinson

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Mikkelsen's "Doctor Strange" Villain Revealed

7 July 2016 9:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It was rumored last month but now it's confirmed, Mads Mikkelsen's mysterious character in the "Doctor Strange" film is the Marvel Comics villain Kaecilius.

Screenshots from a new prequel comic for the film have gone online shedding new light on the film's take on the character which is different from the comics. In the comics, he's a disciple of the villain Baron Mordo. In the film, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Mordo but is seen working alongside Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

The comic indicates that in the film adaptation in which Kaecilius was a former Master of the Mystic Arts, working with The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Wong (Benedict Wong). The comics follow the masters who are tracking down a powerful, ancient relic that has been stolen from the British Museum - one with incredible power.

The next major look at the film is expected to come later this month during the studio's Comic-Con presentation. »

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Mads Mikkelsen's Doctor Strange Villain Revealed in Prequel Comic

6 July 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, it was rumored that Mads Mikkelsen's mysterious character in Doctor Strange is the Marvel Comics villain Kaecilius. This took many fans by surprise because, while in the comic books he is a disciple of Baron Mordo, (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mordo is reportedly working alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in this movie adaptation. Still, there isn't much we know about this character yet, but now a new prequel comic has surfaced that sheds new light on Kaecilius, officially confirming him as the villain.

Towards the end of production, we got our first glimpse at Mads Mikkelsen in costume as Kaecilius, wearing unique face makeup around his eyes, accompanied by an unidentified female character. Comixology debuted the cover art for this prequel comic, dubbed Marvel's Doctor Strange Prelude, while more images surfaced on Twitter that reveal what many have speculated, that Kaecilius was a former Master of the Mystic Arts, working with »

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Comics: Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange #1 Preview

3 July 2016 9:34 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Could the mysterious woman seen below be Umar? Or  is it possible that she's Clea? More likely, she's probably Zealot (played by Zara Phythian), a character who seems to be the "Faora" to Mads Mikkelsen's "Zod".   With the mention of The Dark Elves, we know the prelude will take place in the present-day Marvel timeline so these events likely occur not too far ahead of where the Doctor Strange movie will begin.   In other Doctor Strange news, check out what Benedict Wong has to say about the film's interpretation of 'Wong'. It's definitely a big departure from his traditional role in the comics. Marvel’S Doctor Strange: Prelude #1 (W) Will Pilgrim (A) Jorge Fornes & Jesus Aburtov Release Date: July 6, 2016           Marvel’S Official Prequel! A powerful, ancient relic has been stolen from the British Museum – a relic that could do significant damage in the wrong hands… Enter the Masters Of The Mystic Arts! »

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Who Are All These Characters on Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo’? (Photos)

30 June 2016 9:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The ensemble cast of the Netflix series “Marco Polo” isn’t quite as expansive as that of “Game of Thrones,” but it’s still got a pretty significant group to contend with heading into season 2 on July 1. If you need some help remembering who everybody is, this guide should come in handy. Some spoilers for season 1 will be involved here. Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) At the top of the Mongolian Empire, which at the time of his rule was and still is the largest Empire, in terms of size, in history. Kublai rules from China, where the series takes place, »

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Marco Polo: Castmembers Preview Season Two in Netflix Featurette

30 June 2016 8:17 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

An empire will burn. Below, Watch the Marco Polo TV show's season two featurette from Netflix. The ten-episode second season of Marco Polo drops tomorrow, Friday, July 1, 2016. The historical drama follows 13th century explorer Marco Polo during his adventures along the Silk Road. In the video, the cast and crew set the scene for Marco Polo, season two, which promises to be much darker, internally as well as externally.Featured in the video are Creator Ep John Fusco, Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Rick Yune (Kaidu), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Claudia Kim (Khutlun), Remy Hii (Prince Jingim), Olivia Cheng (Mei Lin), Ep Patrick MacManus, Mahesh Jadu (Ahmad), Tom Wu (Hundred Eyes), Gabriel Byrne (Pope Gregory X), Michelle Yeoh (Handmaiden/Lotus) and Brett Chan (Stunt Coordinator).Read More… »

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Netflix releases featurette for Marco Polo season 2

30 June 2016 2:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its arrival on the streaming service tomorrow, Netflix has released a featurette for season two of its historical drama series Marco Polo; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Marco Polo season 2

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th Century China, and the dark and tempestuous battle for the expanding Mongol empire.

John Fusco, who wrote the Academy-Award nominated feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is executive producer and showrunner along with Dan Minahan, whose previous work includes Homeland and Game of Thrones, with Patrick Macmanus, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Elizabeth Sarnoff as executive producers.

The 10 episode second season includes new and returning cast: Lorenzo Richelmy (Marco Polo), Michelle Yeoh (the Handmaiden), Benedict Wong (Kublai Khan), Joan Chen (Empress Chabi »

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Benedict Wong interview: Marco Polo season 2

29 June 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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As season 2 of Netflix's martial arts epic Marco Polo arrives on Netflix, we chatted to Kublai Khan himself, Benedict Wong...

In addition to playing the world-straddling leader Kublai Khan in Netflix's big, expensive period action series, Marco Polo, Benedict Wong has carved out a niche in quality UK sci-fi films. He followed Danny Boyle's Sunshine with Duncan JonesMoon, worked twice with Ridley Scott in The Martian and Prometheus, and recently came aboard Alex Garland's next picture, Annihilation. Before that comes to cinemas, he'll be seen alongside the UK's other acting Benedict in Marvel's Doctor Strange.

Many, of course, will fondly remember Wong as Errol, the optimistic innocent to Sean Lock's cynical misanthropist Vince in cult BBC comedy series 15 Storeys High, or even for a one-time appearance in The It Crowd

We chatted to him about playing the would-be CEO of the world in Marco Polo, »

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Benedict Wong says Doctor Strange’s Wong won’t be “a tea-making manservant”

28 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This November Benedict Wong (Prometheus, The Martian) is set to team up with fellow Brit – and fellow Benedict – Benedict Cumberbatch, as he portrays Dr. Stephen Strange’s sidekick Wong in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

During an interview with Den of Geek, the appropriately named actor has revealed some details on the direction Marvel is taking with the character:

“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” said Wong. “He’s more of a drill sergeant. There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.”

See Also: Mads Mikkelsen says Doctor Strange will have a “different flavour” to other Marvel movies, discusses villain role

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, »

- Gary Collinson

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Benedict Wong Talks "Doctor Strange" Role

28 June 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While there has been some controversy and calls of 'whitewashing' over the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" film, there's been little discussion about one of the key supporting roles in the film with an actual Asian actor in the role - the character of Wong which is played by Benedict Wong.

In the comics, Wong is both Strange's valet and a master martial artist. Speaking to Den of Geek this week, the actor talked about how the big-screen version of the character is quite different from the comic version:

"I'm certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We're heading in a different direction. He's more of a drill sergeant. There isn't any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he's more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He's one of the masters of sorcery."

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Benedict Wong’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Character Won’t Be “the Tea-Making Manservant”

28 June 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The first trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange introduced many of the key players including Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). One we haven’t seen yet, though, is Wong, played by Benedict Wong. In the comics, Wong is Strange’s sidekick and valet as well as a master martial artist himself. […]

The post Benedict Wong’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Character Won’t Be “the Tea-Making Manservant” appeared first on /Film. »

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Benedict Wong promises he won’t be playing a “tea-making manservant” in Doctor Strange

27 June 2016 8:51 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Doctor Strange has faced accusations of whitewashing after Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One in the movie, a baffling turn of events considering the fact that the comic book version of the character has pretty much been portrayed as a racist stereotype since day one. Of course, a big part of that stems […]

The post Benedict Wong promises he won’t be playing a “tea-making manservant” in Doctor Strange appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Benedict Wong teases a few changes to his Doctor Strange character

27 June 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The upcoming Doctor Strange has already put a few different spins on the comic characters that it's drawing from, such as the race and gender swapped Ancient One played by Tilda Swinton, and it looks as though Doctor Strange's trusty companion is due for an update as well. Benedict Wong is playing Wong in Doctor Strange, who, in the comics, plays more of a subservient role to... Read More »

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Benedict Wong Hints At New Approach To His Doctor Strange Character

27 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though a certain other Benedict will take top billing in Scott Derrickson’s mystical origins story come November, Benedict Wong – star of Prometheus and The Martian – has been dropping hints regarding his own Doctor Strange character, and just how he differs from the original comics.

Set to play the part of Wong (the character), the actor was quizzed about his upcoming McU role during an interview with Den of Geek, where he revealed how Marvel is primed to steer his sorcerer “in a different direction.”

In fact, unlike the “tea-making manservant” found in the Doctor Strange comics, it seems as though Wong will have a much more hands-on approach as right-hand man to the Sorcerer Supreme.

Per Den of Geek:

“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” the actor says. “There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, »

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Doctor Strange Star Says Wong Is Much Different from the Comics

27 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: Civil War has made the lion's share of what it will make at the box office, which is currently good enough for the highest grossing film of 2016. So, Marvel Studios is now focusing on their upcoming slate, specifically Doctor Strange, which is due out in November. As the move draws nearer, we are slowly learning more about what we can expect, and we finally got some details about Benedict Wong's character in the movie.

We have known ever since Wong was cast in Doctor Strange that he was, funnily enough, playing the character of Wong. In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Wong finally discussed the character a bit and how it will differ from what comic book fans may be used to from Wong in the source material. Here is what he had to say.

"I'm certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We're heading in a different direction. »

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'Doctor Strange': Benedict Wong on the Different Take of His Character

27 June 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It was interesting nearly six months ago when we learned that Benedict Wong would be playing the role of Wong, Doctor Strange's sidekick from the comic book of the same name. The strange part, however, wasn't the actual casting of Wong, but rather the idea that Marvel would actually have a Doctor Strange film with the role of Wong in it.

This is the same studio that steered far clear of one of Iron Man's iconic foes, the Mandarin, for fear of the racial backlash. We live in a much more culturally aware time than we did back when a lot of these characters were introduced. Considering how much of a racial stereotype the character of the Mandarin is, it's impossible to take him seriously as a villain. Similarly, a character that was created as sort of a likable "manservant"-ish sidekick in one decade could easily be »

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Benedict Wong Reveals Details About His Role In Marvel's Doctor Strange

27 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In early comic book depictions of Doctor Strange's manservant, Wong was little more than a butler, Alfred to Stephen Strange's Batman.  However, recent comic book writers have reinvented the character as a capable combatant and knowledgeable practitioner of the mystic arts in his own right.  According to Benedict Wong, it looks as if Marvel Studios will definitely be using the more modern version of the character as inspiration for their film.  "I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction. He’s more of a drill sergeant.”   However, it looks as if the martial arts element of Wong will be left behind and the character will strictly rely on magic.  "There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery. »

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