Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Demon and Doctor Strange in "The Legacy of Morgan Le Fay!"



Out of all of Marvel's upcoming slate of films, Doctor Strange was the one I was least interested with.  I like the character and he has had some great runs, but his comic was never the first one I would pick up. That has changed now with the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.  I am a huge fan of his work on Sherlock, and I think that he is a perfect choice to portray The Master of the Mystic Arts.  I hope we'll get an idea of what he will look like in the role soon.

It's nice to see these two working together - when they first met in STF #81, they did not get along so well.

8 comments:

AirDave said...

Isn't that true of most characters? Who would have thought that Iron Man would be awesome with Robert Downey, Jr.?

I still have never watched the '70's Dr. Strange tele-film. Or any of the others outside of Spider-Man and The Hulk.

It's a shame that Constantine might get bumped by NBC to basic cable. I was hoping to see some cool stuff like Jason Blood...

Bob Buethe said...

I did see the 1978 Dr. Strange TV movie, and have it on VHS. It was watered down for TV, and the clothing, hairstyles, and SFX were very seventies, but I kinda liked it. I wasn't so crazy about the substitution of Mr. Lindmer (an immortal Merlin) for the Ancient One, but Peter Hooten was an OK Stephen Strange, and Jessica Walter was good as Morgan LeFay.

Anonymous said...

What BB said. :-)

Lamont cranston said...

The 70s doctor Strange just had him with a magic ring and the phrase " In the name of Rile scourge of demons I command you to ( insert action here ) Morgan Le Fay was very well played

pblfsda said...

I've always thought of Dr. Strange as an artists' character. Some writers have mentioned that for every other super-hero the trick is to get them out of the situation but for Dr. Strange the problem is constantly coming up with different ways to challenge someone who can change reality by saying a rhyme. They all have one good story idea but don't want to write an ongoing series. So, even though writers like Steve Englehart and Chris Claremont have written him long-term, they are remembered more for other titles. However, Frank Brunner, Marshall Rogers, Steve Ditko, etc. are prolific artists whose top three memorable assignments probably include Dr. Strange even though he's not a huge proportion of their output.

Anonymous said...

It was only a two-hour TV movie, Lamont. Had it become a weekly series (even as a one-season wonder), there would no doubt have been an expansion of the good doctor's magical abilities.

Matthew Baugh said...

I loved Marshall Rogers' run on Strange best, though Ditko's mind-bending landscapes were inspired.

I'm looking forward to this one too.

Dave Potts said...

You could have done this one with all Ditko art. Ditko drew a few Demon stories that ran as back-ups in Detective Comics.

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