Doctor Strange 2 Concept Art Shows A Strange Comic Book Accurate Defender
The visual development supervisor for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness unveils concept art that shows a more comic-accurate Defender Strange.
The original Defender Strange design in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a little closer to the Defenders of the Master of the Mystic Arts costume from the original Marvel comics.
Ian Joyner, Visual Development Supervisor for Multiverse of Madnessshared a piece of Defender Strange concept art on Twitter. This Doctor Strange variant design was based on the Strange outfit that debuted in 2011. Defenders #1. Joyner took the time to congratulate the production team behind the film, as well as director Sam Raimi. “Working closely with so many amazing and talented people across multiple departments and leading an all star team in our visual development department (under the leadership of THE Sam Raimi) has been an absolute honor and something I still have to hard to believe actually happened,” Joyner wrote. .
As shown in Joyner’s artwork, Defender Strange’s original design featured a bun-style bow for her hair instead of the ponytail the character sports in the final film. This version seems to lack Strange’s signature gray streaks. He also has a sharper mustache instead of a stubble beard, as well as faded sides to his hair. Her costume, however, appears to be more or less the design used in the film. Joyner was thrilled to see his drawing come to life on screen. “Watching this evolve from a painting/design in our department to the actual costume built by Graham Churchyard and his incredible team was/is something that will never get old,” he wrote.
In the opening sequence of Multiverse of Madness, Defender Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) are chased by a demon through a gap between multiple universes. As they attempt to get their hands on the Book of Vishanti, the Strange Variant fails to stop the demon and decides to absorb America’s abilities to save the multiverse. But Defender Strange is killed by the demon, and Chavez creates a stargate, which transports himself with Defender Strange’s corpse to the main Doctor Strange universe. Defender Strange is not seen again until the final moments of the film when he is reanimated as a zombie controlled by Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now playing in theaters.
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