Dr. Strange Explained
Word on the street is that the Dr. Strange movie trailer is dropping next week, so we’re giving you the low down on everything you need to know before you see Benedict Cumberbatch bring the character to life!
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published byMarvel Comics. Created by artist Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963). A former doctor, Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Debuting in the Silver Age of comics, the character has been featured in several eponymous comics series and adapted in a variety of media including video games, an animated television show, and films.
In 2012, Doctor Strange was ranked 33rd in IGN‘s list of “The Top 50 Avengers”. The character was first portrayed in live action by Peter Hooten in the 1978 television movie Dr. Strange. A Marvel Studios live-action film adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role is set for a 2016 theatrical release