Various incarnations of a Doctor Strange film adaptation had been in development since the mid-1980s, until Paramount Pictures acquired the film rights in April 2005 on behalf of Marvel Studios. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer were brought on board in June 2010 to write a screenplay. In June 2014, Derrickson was hired to direct, with Spaihts re-writing the script. Cumberbatch was chosen for the eponymous role in December 2014, necessitating a schedule change to work around his other commitments. This gave Derrickson time to work on the script himself, for which he brought Cargill on to help. The film began principal photography in November 2015 in Nepal, before moving to the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and concluding in New York City in April 2016.
Doctor Strange had its world premiere in Hong Kong on October 13, 2016, and was released in the United States on November 4, in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film grossed over $677 million worldwide, was met with praise for its visuals and cast, and received awards attention, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. A sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, is scheduled for release on May 7, 2021.
Sound Effects Used
- SKYWALKER, EXPLOSION - BIG CRUNCH (Heard once in reverse)
- Sound Ideas, HOSPITAL - HEART MONITOR: HEART FAILURE, CONSTANT TONE
- Sound Ideas, HOSPITAL - HEART MONITOR: MONITORING, CONSTANT BEEPS