Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness upgraded the Marvel hero’s costume for a key reason

Few costumes in the Marvel stable are more iconic than Doctor Strange’s, and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige wanted to make sure it was as clear as day this time around. In a press release issued by Disney when the film was released, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Costume designer Graham Churchyard said he was tasked with doing whatever it took to make the costume stand out.

“With this film, Kevin [Feige] wanted to improve Doctor Strange’s costume. On all of his previous outings, he had remained in his discipleship garb,” Churchyard said (via The Direct). “Even though he had graduated and was now a master, in ‘Infinity’ and in ‘Endgame’ he wears the disciple costume, so Kevin wanted to use the new movie as an opportunity to level him up so that he wears a master costume from the start, which we adapted to give a very heroic and powerful silhouette.”

As you can see in the movie, even the levitation cloak has been altered so that the collar rises up rather than laying down in an armband like it has in virtually every other appearance of the character.

“There was a lot of talk about the cape, so I sketched out a number of designs, but in the end we decided to stick with the same cape as the first movie, which makes sense because it’s a relic that found Doctor Strange, and is therefore a very precious and irreplaceable object,” the designer added.

Apart from the changes, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to rake in $450 million at the box office this weekend. At least $185 million of that amount came domestically to some 4,500 theaters; nearly $100 million more than what the film’s predecessor opened in 2016.

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