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With Sinister director Scott Derrickson tapped by Marvel Studios to helm their big screen adaptation of Doctor Strange, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to explore a slightly more magical side. However, like Ant-Man and Black Panther, the Master of the Mystic Arts is a little on the obscure side.

Following the unveiling of the first trailer (and much love to Tilda Swinton – every movie should have her somewhere in it) we thought now would be a good time to take a closer look at the Sorcerer Supreme and to tell you everything you need to know about him before the movie hits!

We’ll take you from Doctor Strange’s origin story to some key characters who need to make their big screen debut alongside him, right to some key character points and the perfect place Marvel should turn to for inspiration.

10. He Was Once An Arrogant And Gifted Surgeon…

Stephen Strange

Like Tony Stark before him, Stephen Strange’s journey to becoming a hero greatly changes him as a person, and it’s fair to say that he’s not a nice man when we first meet him. An egotistical neurosurgeon, Strange’s only real concern is making money from the people he helps. However, a car accident shatters the bones in his hands, leading to him being unable to perform surgery and frantic to find a cure of some sort.

After consulting various doctors, homoeopathic treatments and travelling around the world to remote regions for exotic cures, he is left penniless and homeless, with no choice but to perform illegal back alley medical procedures to get by. This humbles the doctor, and sets him on a path which will forever change his life.

 

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