Marvel Studios has become quite the well-oiled machine. With now fourteen films in their Cinematic Universe, the road to the long-awaited Infinity War is coming closer and closer to reality. This next stop in their series, however, doesn't involve one reality - it involves an infinite amount of possibilities.
Doctor Strange finally takes the MCU towards the path of the mystical arts. After dealing with science fiction, advanced technology, mythology, and political thrillers, here lies an exciting and bold new path that opens up an extraordinary amount of potential for what's yet to come. It is also yet another origin story for the studio to introduce new characters into the MCU and expand it even further than it's ever gone.
Stephen Strange, an arrogant but extremely successful neurosurgeon, is left victim to a fatal car crash one night which strips him to little use of his hands and effectively ends his career. With his life torn apart and nothing left to lose, Strange travels to Kathmandu and eventually finds The Ancient One, a high mystic and defender of all realms. It is here where Strange learns to not only heal his wounds, but to find spiritual enlightenment and look beyond his selfishness to help defend the world from all kinds of enemies.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong