In celebration of today’s global IMAX 3D Sneak Peak of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Walt Disney Studios released a special featurette video today titled ‘Universes Within’.
The short video delves deeply into the history of Doctor Strange, in particular the trippy art style of the original artist for the Doctor Strange comics – Steve Ditko. Comparing the visuals of the comics to what has been created for the upcoming Doctor Strange film gives fans and viewers a different perspective behind the film as well as gives us an idea of what filmmakers were going for when constructing all the various different realities that Doctor Strange will be exploring throughout the course of this film and future films.
The multi-universe concept will be easily the most polarizing part of the upcoming Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The visuals do an excellent part of bringing the viewer into the film and helps to further convince the viewer of the multiple realities. In fact, the visuals are very reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, another film that involved the concept of multiple realities within a person’s mind. The featurette provides better background for viewers before they go in and watch the film, but I still think that there may be some confusion up ahead for viewers not familiar or comfortable with the multi-universe concept that Marvel comics dabble in.
The general synopsis for the film is as follows:
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.
Tickets to tonight’s Marvel’s Expand Your Mind: An IMAX 3D Exclusive First Look are free and are distributed for US and Canadian screenings on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to download tickets, click here. Tickets for Marvel’s Doctor Strange are now available at Fandango.com. Doctor Strange is in theaters on November 4, 2016, in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D.
Please check out the featurette below and let us know what you think about it in the comments. Also, let me know what you think about the exploration of the multi-universe concept that we will be dealing with in the upcoming Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie.