Tilda Swinton Talks ‘Doctor Strange’ Whitewashing; Ancient One Prequel

Last night at the world premiere for Doctor Strange in Hollywood, actress Tilda Swinton who plays the Ancient One (a Tibetan man in the comics) weighed in on the controversy surrounding the whitewashing of her role.

Last night at the world premiere for Doctor Strange in Hollywood, actress Tilda Swinton who plays the Ancient One (a Tibetan man in the comics) weighed in on the controversy surrounding the whitewashing of her role.

They need to see the film to understand why Scott Derrickson and Kevin Feige decided to reimagine the Ancient One as a woman. People shouting loud and proud about needing more diversity in Hollywood cinema have got us right behind them.

You heard her people, keep shouting. But as important as the need for diversity is in Hollywood we have to remind ourselves that it’s also important to cast whomever the right person is in the role, regardless of race. Director Scott Derrickson  has already stated that the role of The Ancient One was reimagined with Swinton in the part for the film and that if Swinton did not take the role, the character would have been rewritten from the ground up.

Screencrush also dropped a tidbit from an upcoming interview with Swinton that will come out sooner to the release of Doctor Strange where Swinton expressed her interest in a solo film featuring the mystic mentor and sorcerer.

Swinton:

I’m pretty confidently dropping hints in Kevin Feige’s ear about a prequel, I’m constantly harassing him about that. I don’t know if it’ll get anywhere.

Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

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SOURCES: VARIETY, SCREENCRUSH, THR

‘Doctor Strange’: Astral Form Clip Released

In only a few week audiences will be mystified as Doctor Strange gives a proper introduction to mysticism and alternate universes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today we get our first clip from the upcoming film featuring The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) letting everyone know who is boss as she punches Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) into an out of body experience.

In only a few week audiences will be mystified as Doctor Strange gives a proper introduction to mysticism and alternate universes within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Today we get our first clip from the upcoming film featuring The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) letting everyone know who is boss as she punches Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) into an out of body experience. Check out the clip below! (via ComicBook.com)

Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.

‘Doctor Strange’: International Trailer

The first official international trailer is here.

The final marketing push for Marvel’s upcoming feature Doctor Strange is in full swing. The new trailer gives a few mind-bending glimpses of the alternate realities that are about to join the MCU as well as a few bits of the action featuring Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Baron Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and the films antagonist Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelson).

Expect a slew of TV spots to drop over the course of the next few weeks as we ramp up to the film’s release.

Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.

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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 to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Doctor Strange Featurette Plus New Chinese Banner

The featurette focuses on how Marvel has adapted the incredible artwork for Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko for an immersive IMAX experience in the cinema.

The Marvel universe is about to get mystical as Doctor Strange  will introduce the mystical arts as well as alternate realities into the MCU. While magic has already been introduced to us in the form of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), this film is going to be some serious next level stuff.

The featurette focuses on how Marvel has adapted the incredible artwork for Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko for an immersive IMAX experience in the cinema.

Dr. Stephen Strange was severely injured in an auto accident permanently damaging  the nerves in his hands. He was able to heal but not well enough to ever perform surgery again. After traveling the world in search of a healer, he discovered The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) in Tibet to which he offered himself as a disciple—becoming earth’s next magical defender.

The film’s director Scott Derrickson also tweeted a picture today of a new banner on display in China.

Doctor Stranger hits theaters November 4, 2016.

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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 to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.