Benedict Cumberbatch IS Doctor Strange
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Back in December we got our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in costume as Stephen Strange for Doctor Strange. It was a really good look. And now, thanks to outdoors, on location filming in New York City over the weekend, we can see Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in full costume, and they look amazing. Cumberbatch, especially, looks EXACTLY like Strange. This is probably the most literal page-to-screen translation Marvel has done yet. It’s not just the costume—which is gorgeous—it’s the hair and the goatee and the scars on his hands and the angles of his face. Whatever you think of The Batch’s attractiveness, he’s a dead-ringer all done up as Strange.
Ejiofor looks good, too. His face, especially, is amazing. He’s serving some excellent bitch face in these photos. I kind of wish his costume wasn’t green, simply because Loki has conditioned us to see characters who wear green a certain way. But that’s a minor quibble, because these costumes are just beautiful. Here they are in action—when you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way—which looks ridiculous out of context, but if the costumes look this good in real life, they’ll look f*cking AMAZING on screen. (Which maybe we’ll see soon, if a Doctor Strange teaser gets attached to Captain America: Civil War.) Now we know what Cumberbatch looks like in his full Strange glory. Can you imagine what Tilda Swinton looks like?