If there's one film on the upcoming Marvel slate that has the best chance to once more take things in a new and different direction, it's Doctor Strange. The first teaser looked promising, but screenwriter C. Robert Cargill reveals in a recent interview that what we've seen to date is just the tip of this crazy iceberg.
According to MCU Exchange (link below), Cargill was a guest on The Sunday Service Podcast last week, where he said that the teaser does simply that; teases us...
This teaser is, it’s the definition of a teaser. You are only getting a like asmall taste of just how crazy this movie gets. We have only just the slightest hints of magic in there. There are major characters you don’t even glimpse in that trailer, there is so much stuff going on, that this thing is just nutty, the stuff they let us do, I can’t believe they let us do it. Like, just, … Kevin Feige and other producers like Stephen Broussard would be “How can we make it crazier?” and I was like “Aw right, let’s play around.” It’s just a hell of an experience.
He went on to describe the film as more of a fantasy film than we've seen before in the MCU...
The key is, the main thing about Doctor Strange is that he’s got such a great story, he’s got such a great arc … he’s just such a cool character, but essentially it’s got a little something for everybody in the way that Dr Strange has a really great character arc, and is very much about characters. But it’s a superhero story, but it’s also a fantasy film, so if you’r like “Man, I don’t want to watch people fly around and shoot lasers at each other and just watch robots hit each other, I want to watch a fantasy film, I want something like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, you get a whole taste of that with Dr. Strange because it’s all very, it’s a very magical fantasy universe, but at the same time it plays by some of the superhero tropes that people enjoy
The most promising bit in the whole interview, however, is that Marvel seems to get the joke on their reputation for driving away great artists with too many demands, leaving him and director Scott Derrickson alone, for the most part...
The one thing that Marvel really wanted to do with this one was let the movie kind of stand on its own. They’re aware that several of their movies are starting to feel cluttered… there’s a joke that these movies are essentially two hour-long commercials for their next two-hour long commercials, and that’s not what they want to be.
There was no pressure for, “Hey can you use add in this character, can you tie into this and this event?” The one pressure there was, was “No, we’ve already played around with that idea in this move and we don’t like repeating ourselves so let’s not do that, and no we don’t want this, we want to do something fresh, instead of it feeling like this character.” And so yeah, the big pressure was to do something different and fresh. The fact that this trailer looks unlike everything else is what they would really like Phase 3 and Phase 4 to be. They want these movies to run the gambit of looks and feels. They don’t want that one Marvel Movie look and feel. They want all of these characters to exist in their own worlds the same way the comics exist as the comics.
That's pretty great, because as DC is about to show us, those who don't learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
Via MCU Exchange