We caught a few glimpses of Doctor Strange in action last November, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor were spotted filming in Nepal. While we got to see Ejiofor in full Baron Mordo gear at the time, Cumberbatch was still in civilian gear (though his on-point jacket was wonderfully evocative of the classic Doctor Strange regalia). Back in December, we got to see Cumberbatch all gussied up in Strange’s gear — impossibly high collar, Eye of Agamotto, and all — thanks to an EW cover story. But now, after filming for a significant time at the Pinewood Shepperton Studios outside London, Doctor Strange has gone back on location, this time on the streets of New York City (Stephen Strange’s home base), and we finally get to see Cumberbatch’s fully costumed Sorcerer Supreme mode in action. And it looks perfect. Genuinely perfect.
The psychedelic entry into Marvel’s catalogue is directed by Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose helmer Scott Derrickson from a script by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaights (which was later touched up by Sinister‘s Robert C. Cargill). Doctor Strange also stars Mads Mikkelsen as an evil “sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect,” Rachel McAdams as “a fellow surgeon that has a history with Strange,” Tilda Swinton as the gender-swapped Ancient One, and Benedict Wong as Strange’s trusted associate, Wong. As well as Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, and Amy Landecker in undisclosed roles.
Watch Baron Mordo and the Sorcerer Supreme take the streets of NYC in a few images below.