Being a huge comic geek can at times be a double-edged sword despite the fact that with Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment and others producing record amounts of superhero-based content.
Part of the trepidation is due to the fact that studios aren’t catering exclusively to comic book readers, so they have produce movies with the non-comic reader in mind.
Which is a subtle way of saying that what comic readers typically find acceptable, non-comic readers don’t.
This is why, when Bryan Singer produced the movie based on Marvel’s X-Men they were dressed in black leather, with little indication–at least in terms of costumes–of their comic book origins.
And to a degree that’s understandable, but for people who’ve followed these characters since childhood–I actually learned to read from comics, so they’re particularly important to me–it’s a bit disappointing.
Which is why when I saw the pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch from Marvel Studio’s upcoming Doctor Strange, part of me sang with glee.
As far as I can tell, it’s a pretty good interpretation, though don’t take my word for it, check out the original below!
That being said I am not sure what’s going on with the belt (I am getting a definite Iron Man vibe from it–not a good thing).