Doctor Strange's enemy is actually his friend – Marvel boss Kevin Feige explains


Marvel Studios is prepping us for its most current foray into a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Weird arrives in a thirty day period, and based on the batshit, reality-bending footage we have noticed hence considerably, it could possibly draw in a various type of moviegoer. The ones who dig… effectively, batshit, reality-bending things. Admirers of the comic guide are also in for a treat, as the motion picture is not going to exactly stick to what is on the page. The Historical A single, for illustration, is remaining performed by Tilda Swinton, and Strange’s long-time rival Baron Mordo is actually his close friend.  

So why the large modify for Mordo? Marvel boss Kevin Feige clarifies to /Film why they opted to rein in his villainy. “[Mordo] is Strange’s advocate in the commencing of the motion picture. The Historical A single doesn’t essentially see the potential in Weird that Mordo does, and Mordo is the just one who talks the Historical A single into allowing for him in. And for this film, he is a lover of Weird, and he is a mentor to Weird.” 

“You know that was one thing we wanted to participate in versus in the comics. For the reason that in the comics for as unbelievably resourceful and total of creativity as they are – we are determined to recreate in cinematic variety – there’s some matters that are much too evident for contemporary working day audiences. The jealous rival named Baron von Mordo, who turns versus him when he demonstrates any indications of talent – we exclusively didn’t want to do that. It’s just one of the good reasons we cast Chiwe because we wanted to have a person who experienced sort of unbelievable authenticity in providing a lot of wackadoo traces and exposition.” 

If you are going to modify matters up in the transition from page to screen, this illustration is just one that’s challenging to argue with. There is certainly always sections of the MCU that don’t pretty align with the supply content and that’s totally great they are various storytelling mediums. But hey, could this be Feige undertaking some masterful misdirection? There could be a opportunity Mordo drifts around to the darkside….

Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Weird is launched in United kingdom cinemas on Oct twenty five, 2016 ahead of opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016. 

Images: Marvel