Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Doctor Strange‘s Most Important Artifacts
Anyone who’s read Doctor Strange comics knows about the Eye of Agamotto, the mystical object inside the amulet Doctor Strange wears. Its origins remain a mystery – some claim it was created by Agamotto himself, others that Agamotto found it floating through space when he was Sorcerer Supreme. Now, the Doctor Strange film may be connecting this old-school object to the very new-school need to piece together a Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In that Entertainment Weekly cover story about Doctor Strange, Marvel’s Kevin Feige discusses the Eye and how it fits into the story, saying:
In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.
Being that we’ve got a little movie called Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 coming up, and we’ve already seen four of the six Infinity Stones in other MCU films (space stone in Captain America, the mind stone in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the reality stone in Thor: The Dark World, and the power stone in Guardians of the Galaxy), it makes sense that this mystical object that can “screw around with time” may be the time stone, leaving the soul stone to be found in a Happy Meal or something.
In other artifact news, Feige also talks about Doctor Strange’s introduction into the MCU — specifically, what his powers are, and that swanky, swanky cloak of his:
He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portals that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.
Doctor Strange will mostly be an origin story, in which a skilled surgeon, Stephen Strange, develops powers after a traumatic car accident and discovers a magical world, so only “touching on” his powers makes sense. It would actually be really cool to see the Eye of Agamotto explained and connected to the MCU as an Infinity Stone. Hell, it’s as good an explanation as any as to where that thing came from. It’ll be cool to see a more mystical element in the MCU, and I’m looking forward to seeing Doctor Strange’s powers depicted on the big screen.
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