Kevin Feige on Doctor Strange origin story: 'Why wouldn’t we do that?'

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Oct 3, 2015, 7:22 PM EDT (Updated)

We’ll finally be getting a deep dive into the supernatural corner of the Marvel universe next year with Doctor Strange, and now Marvel’s Kevin Feige has opened up about what fans can expect.

Despite reports to the contrary, Feige told IGN they definitely plan to tell Doctor Strange’s origin story. Which, as he goes on to note, is awesome — because Stephen Strange has one of the coolest origin stories in the entire Marvel canon. But just because they’ll be telling a story that is familiar to comic fans, that doesn’t mean it won’t have a few surprises.

Among them? Rachel McAdams’ unidentified supporting character, who Feige said “represents a certain point of view of the worlds that we experience in that movie.” So, basically, she’ll be the average moviegoer's perspective into the mystical world. Here’s an excerpt from Feige’s comments:

"For some reason people sometimes talked about how we're not doing an origin story, we're bored of origin stories. I think people are bored of origin stories they've seen before or origin stories that are overly familiar. Doctor Strange has one of the best, most classic, most unique origin stories of any hero we have, so why wouldn't we do that? That was sort of always the plan. How you tell that origin, perhaps there are ways to twist it or play with that, but for the most part, it's a gift when the comics have something with such clarity of story and of character. That doesn't always happen in the comics, and when it does, you use it.”

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Rachel McAdams. It’s set to open Nov. 4, 2016.

Are you psyched they'll be telling Strange's origin story, or were you hoping for something else?

(Via IGN)