Doctor Strange is possibly the strangest (no pun intended) film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. We have seen men in suits of armor, boys bitten by radioactive spiders, women enhanced by magic gems, and more aliens than you can count. But Doctor Strange might just be the oddest one of all.
Many fans of the comics know this, but Doctor Strange is just an ordinary man who uses artifacts and other magical beings to get his powers. We have already seen the Eye of Agamotto in promotional images and trailers, but what other artifacts could we see make a cameo in the film?
Director Scott Derrickson talked about this to Comicbook.com during their set visit last winter. Here is what he had to say about the magical items in his film.
There was a lot of discussion about how much to use, because you can obviously get into an overload of those things,” Scott Derrickson explained to ComicBook.com during a set visit. “I think the Harry Potter movies are proof that audiences love that stuff. They love the idea of magical objects, and they like learning the rules of those objects and what they do. I think everything that we do, I think all the names of everything and I think all the things that we use in the movie, are drawn from the comics. I can’t think of one, at least offhand, that’s not drawn from the comics. Yeah.”
Despite these comments, Derrickson also confirmed at least one item isn’t straight out of the comics, but has a comic book history. This artifact is called the Sling Rings, little brass knuckles that let people teleport. Here is Derrickson’s comments on that.
“The gateways, the forming of the gateways that are used for that, that’s straight out of the comics. I just needed an object for them to carry it on.”
It sounds like lots of Easter Eggs will be in the film for diehard fans to pick out. You can see all of these artifacts in action when Doctor Strange releases November 4, 2016.