Doctor Strange cast and director at the Red Carpet World Premiere in Hollywood
With the Doctor Strange premiere right around the corner (November 4th), we take a look at the star-studded cast of Marvel’s newest movie. For a comic-based movie, Doctor Strange surprisingly features accomplished thespians – one Academy Award winner and three others who have previously gotten acting nominations for the award.
Check them out and let us know who you look forward to seeing on the big screen.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange
Cumberbatch plays Dr. Strange, a neurosurgeon who loses his practice due to a terrible car accident. In a bid to restore his abilities, he travels the world and encounters the Ancient One who introduces him to a mystical world. You may have seen Cumberbatch in films such as The Imitation Game and War Horse. He was also the voice of Smaug in the Hobbit films and Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’s upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo
Ejiofor plays a fellow student of the Ancient One but Karl is portrayed as less of a villain in the film than he is in the comics. You probably recognize him from 12 Years a Slave where he played the lead character Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He has also been in films such as Children of Men and The Martian.
Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer
Rachel plays a fellow surgeon and Doctor Strange’s love interest. McAdams made her film debut in The Hot Chick and later played, Regina George, the meanest of The Mean Girls. Her most memorable performance, however, was her role in The Notebook alongside Ryan Gosling. She has also appeared in Wedding Crashers, and Spotlight which earned her an Academy Award nomination earlier this year.
Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One
The Ancient one is a male character in the comics but was gender swapped for the film. The Ancient One trains Doctor Strange in the ways of Magic. Swinton has been in films such as Chronicles of Narnia, Michael Clayton for which she bagged a Best Supporting Actress Oscar gong, and most recently Hail, Caesar.
Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius
In the comics Kaecilius was Karl Mordo’s disciple, but in the film he is portrayed as a blend of villains. Mikkelsen is not new to the ‘bad guy’ party. He played the villain in 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale, and the psychopathic Dr. Hannibal Lecter in NBC TV series Hannibal. He has also been in films such as Clash of the Titans and King Arthur. He is set to appear as Galen Erso, the father of lead character Jyn Erso in this year’s other anticipated release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.