Using magic in Doctor Strange was challenging: Kevin Feige

Producer Kevin Feige says using magic during action shots in upcoming sci-fi film Doctor Strange was quite challenging.


The 43-year-old American film producer, also the President of Marvel Studios, revealed that the biggest challenge he faced while filming the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer was shooting the “action sequences”, reported Female First.

“The use of magic for action sequences was something that took a long time to figure out what road to take. We did not- and (director) Scott (Derrickson) was very smart- in not wanting it to simply be someone shoots a bolt of lightning.

“There are interpretations of that. But we wanted to do something different, and we wanted to tap into this notion of the multiverse, of dimensions right next to our own,” he said.

Feige believes that his team has been successful in finding a right solution for “light blast”.

“We’ve seen light blast versus light blast before. Again, there’s some of that in this movie for impact, and for dynamic attacks, but really this is about, and the sort of four main action scenes have been structured around which power from which dimensions are they going to be used to screw with our world now…

“So something that starts as a foot chase becomes totally unrecognisable,” he added.

Marvel Studios has released the third trailer for Doctor Strange. It gives both a closer look at Mads Mikkelsen’s villainous Kaecilius as well as just how trippy Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) transformation into Sorcerer Supreme may truly be.

Doctor Strange tells the story of a talented and arrogant neurosurgeon who upon losing his livelihood to an injury finds himself drawn into a surreal world of reality-bending magic. He learns that he is in a position to take a part in defending the Earth from threatening forces outside his own dimension.