Doctor Strange has always one of my favorite Marvel characters, so I was jazzed to hear that Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, intends to make a feature film of him. That being said, I am trying to keep my expectations in check–despite the way that “The Avengers” either met or exceeded them; though I do remember “Constantine,” and while that that character is from DC, the stunt casting which resulted in Keanu Reeves playing John Constantine ruined it for me.
Though Marvel has shown themselves to be more faithful with their characters, so on the whole I am pretty optimistic.
What I am hoping is that Strange’s look is more based upon his earlier incarnations–he has gone through quite a few–as opposed to his more modern ones.
Though, even more important than the look of Strange, is that of Dormammu, the ruler of the Dark Dimension and one of his most powerful foes (if he appears in the film, that is). Below is trailer for the cartoon, as well as images of its version of Dormammu.
Below is an image of the same character from the Capcom video game, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, which is more in line with how the character land base the look of the character upon his appearance in Strange Tales 126-127, as opposed to a more modern interpretation
Here’s an image of him from his first appearance. Other than the musculature of the video game image, it’s remarkably similar.
By the way, most don’t remember that Dr. Strange was the star of his own television movie in 1978. Peter Hooten played the doctor, and while the special effects weren’t on par with what we have today, it was actually OK.