Last week Marvel gave us our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, in their upcoming movie of the same name.
I keed, I keed. He looks perfect!
This is yet another perfect example of The Comic Book Movie Costume Inverse Accuracy Law. It's a little fundamental rule of the universe I made up that states:
The odds of a comic book movie or TV series staying true to the source material is inversely proportional to how much I care about the property in question.In other words, when I like a particular character, say Superman, we'll get a movie in which he's completely unrecognizable in look and in deed. See the woeful Man Of Steel and the recent Dark Knight V Hopeman films as an example.
On the other hand, when I couldn't possibly care less about a character, like Doctor Strange here, the film version will look like the comic book character come to life.
Please understand that I don't dislike Doctor Strange. I've just never been a fan of him, and have no feelings about the character one way or the other. Which is why his movie will be completely faithful to the source.