Marvel’s Doctor Strange may yet to have officially confirmed its star, leaving us with just a director – Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil‘s Scott Derrickson – a release date – 4 November 2016 – and a writer – Prometheus and The Darkest Hour scribe Jon Spaihts – but we may have our first look at the movie’s potential storyline.
Derrickson took to twitter to post the above art without comment.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 3, 2014
The image is from Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa, by writer JM DeMatteis and Dan Green. Released in 1986 as a standalone entry in the Marvel Graphic Novel range, Into Shamballa was a beautifully painted and brain-ticklingly metaphysical that followed Doctor Strange as he ventured to the Himalayan home of his deceased mentor, the Ancient One, where he discovers he must do him one last service…
With Marvel Studios boss Kevin Fiege having stressed that they want to do away with the origin story formula, this would certainly be an interesting way of introducing the character and his back story whilst also seeing him at the peak of his abilities.
If the visual style of Into Shamballa is any guide, the Doctor Strange movie will be best seen in IMAX…
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