While still a relative newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the power set of Doctor Strange has, for the most part, remained consistent, whether in his own film, his brief appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, and under the handling of the Russo Brothers and writers of Avengers: Infinity War.
With Infinity War now available on Digital HD and coming to Blu-Ray and DVD next week, the director’s commentary reveals a lot of tidbits and points detailing the care that the Russo Brothers, as well as co-writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, took when dealing with characters they previously hadn’t utilized prior — Doctor Strange being one of them. For example, on the film’s commentary, co-writer Stephen McFeely asked during the battle on Titan about the Bands of Cyttorak.
And Markus chimed in and responded that Strange was indeed utilizing the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, making them an actual spell, rather than the device used to trap Kaecilius in the Doctor Strange film. Beyond that, in comic lore, their usage has been used to bind characters as powerful as the Hulk and the Juggernaut, whose powers derive from the gem of Cyttorak.
More than that, this isn’t a spell limited to Doctor Strange alone, as Scarlet Witch has the ability to utilize it as well… whether we see that happen in live-action remains to be seen. Perhaps in a Doctor Strange sequel?
Are there any other Doctor Strange spells you hope to see make the leap to live-action, whether in a future Avengers film or otherwise? And how did you feel Strange was utilized in Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is available on Digital HD now and will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 14, 2018.
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