‘Doctor Strange’ Set Photo Reveals the Sanctum Sanctorum

By December 14, 2015

With production currently underway for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, a new look from one of the film’s sets has been revealed, that many are speculating could be Stephen Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum in the film. Fans of the character will of course know the Sanctum as Strange’s townhouse in New York City in the comics, and while the set shown in the image below doesn’t quite look like that, it does feature the Seal of Vishanti, which Strange uses to keep dark supernatural forces out.

It is more likely that this particular set is for the domicile of the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton in the film), who trains Strange in the mystical arts and helps him ascend to the Sorcerer Supreme. Also featured in the image is a prop that looks almost too much like the Eye of Agamotto to be dismissed, which is one of the magical artifacts used by Strange to help defend himself against dangerous mystical threats.

Check out the photo below (via Twitter):


The image of course features director Scott Derrickson alongside Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito and producer Stephen Broussard, and comes just a few weeks after we got our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch on the film’s locations in Nepal, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordo. Fellow cast members Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Amy Landecker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Scott Adkins have yet to be spotted as well, but Marvel is likely trying to keep a number of the film’s characters a secret for now.

The film will tell of the origins of Doctor Stephen Strange, who began as a cocky neurosurgeon before a terrible accident makes him unable to perform surgery any longer. Seeking some kind of help, Strange begins a quest to find the Ancient One, who trains him in the mystical arts, and helps him to become a hero unlike any other in the Marvel universe. There’s no word on what the film’s precise story will be, including its villains or love interest, but it certainly looks like Doctor Strange may end up being Marvel’s ballsiest and most high-concept film to date.

With an experienced genre director like Derrickson at the helm though, the film looks to be in steady hands. This image provides us with our first real look at the film’s aesthetic and design too, and like many other Marvel projects, it looks to be paying homage to the comic book origins, while also creating new material onscreen.

Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable