As part of their continuing coverage on Doctor Strange, Entertainment Weekly chatted with Kevin Feige about the Sorcerer Supreme’s powers and abilities, and the Marvel head honcho may have dropped a big hint as to the whereabouts of one particular Infinity Stone.
In the pages of Marvel Comics, Dr. Stephen Strange possesses various magical abilities at his fingertips, and that’ll be true of his Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, as well. Feige talked in detail about what we can expect to see from the unconventional superhero when the Scott Derrickson movie comes out in theaters in November of 2016.
“He can do a whole host of things, eventually,” explains Feige, who is also the producer of Doctor Strange. “He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape — which we’ve seen a few times — but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portalas that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”
This sounds like a whole lot of magical fun, but the most intriguing part of the interview is the fact that Feige seems to imply that the Eye of Amagotto, the mystical amulet our titular hero wears around his neck, may actually hold ... the Time Stone (which is the same orangey color as its comic-book counterpart), it being the fifth out of six Infinity Stones the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) is after to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. Here’s what he said:
“The Cloak of Levitation [and] the Eye of Agamotto are his two signature pieces,” says Feige. “In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ — which is part of our story.”
If that's true, then the only remaining stone left to make its appearance in the Marvel films will be the Soul Gem, which was owned by Adam Warlock in the comics. What do you think? Is there a strong possibility that the Eye of Agamotto holds the Time Stone?
Also starring Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strange arrives in theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.