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Where is Doctor Strange Filmed? All About The filming Locations

doctor strange filming locations
doctor strange filming locations

Doctor Strange is a superhero film that was released in 2016. The film was based on the comics by Marvel about the same name. The production and distribution were done by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures respectively. The film marked the 14th overall film in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film direction was done by Scott Derrickson as he was a part of the screenplay team along with C.Robert Cargill and Jon Spaihts. The film starred Benedict Cumberbatch playing a neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange. The film was directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay he wrote with Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as neurosurgeon Stephen Strange and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlburg, Scott Adkins, Benjamin Bratt, Tilda Swinton, and Mads Mikkelson. The film’s basic plot is Strange learns the mystic arts when his medical career is destroyed after his car crash.

Doctor Strange various incarnations need in the development phase since 1980 mid. This was implemented once Paramount Pictures took over the film rights in April of 2005 on the authority of Marvel Studios. Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly were on board in June of 2010 for screenplay writing. Derrickson was brought to the direction of the film in June of 2014 and Spaights rewriting the script. Benedict Cumberbatch was chosen for the role of DR. Strange in December of 2014 and then scheduling occurred according to the actors’ prior commitments. The film earned almost over $677 million worldwide, and the cast was also praised for their work.

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What are the Music details of Dr. Strange?

Michael Giacchino revealed in 2016 that he would be rating the film and the score he stated as the “magic in the literal sense of the word. He also added by saying that Giacchino is doing what people with good scores usually do. This is not just about the creation of music and images but the addition of a third thing in a movie. Te experience enhanced=s with music incorporated. The music score was a recording of the Abbey Road Studios.

doctor strange filming locations

doctor strange

Paul McCartney who was a member of the Beatles also linked the music to one of their songs  “I Am the Walrus”. Derrickson also incorporated a song called Interstellar Overdrive one of his songs by Pink Floyd into the film. Derrickson also thought of Are You Experienced? From The Jimi Hendrix Experience for the credits of the film. The royalties were exceedingly high so this resulted in The Master of the Mystic End Credits.

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What are the Filming locations of Doctor Strange?

Nepal was the location chosen by Derrickson for featuring the Eastern city as it was a pace that would not be that familiarising to the road amount of audience. When these locations were scouted many areas were destroyed due to an earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015. Rather than abandoning their shot sites, they saw the opportunity to help Nepal gain a tourist attraction and continue their filming in the country.

Cargill is an interview stated that the location was shifted to Nepal from Tibet because of censorship by the government other filming locations were also around Katmandu Valley such as Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath Temples. New Road in Kathmandu, Thamel, and the Patan Durbar Square in Patan. Some of the other scenes were shot in CERN where the actual research happens. Other places were Hong Kong and in Hell Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. Some of the shots were in Shepperton Studios located in New York.

doctor strange filming locations

doctor strange filming set

Production was eventually shifted to Surrey, England Longcross Studios on 11 November. The real Ktamandu street that leads to the Kamar-Taj fiction courtyard was a Longcross replica. The transition and details level from history to the street shapes and warping of buildings and other things mark this quite a real challenge. The inside of the Kamar Taj was also of Longcross construction with sculptors and columns being crafted with absolute expertise. To transition from that level of detail and history, with the shape of the streets, the warping of the buildings, these ancient bricks and these ancient tiles, was a real challenge.” For authenticity, the set was dressed with real food, and populated with dogs, pigeons, and Nepalese extras, many of whom were relatives of people who live on the real Kathmandu street.[145] The inside of Kamar-Taj was also constructed at Longcross, with “sculptors creating beautiful columns and wall decorations and craftsmen build Other locations are Scatun Sanctorum and street of Hong Kong street which comprised of 0 signs of neon and a roof to keep the rain out. Ropemaker street Citypoint in London replicated as New York where Ancient One falls.

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How was the Theatrical Release of Doctor Strange?

The world premiere for Doctor Strange was held in Hong Kong on 13 October 2016.vThe premier was held at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and El Capitan Theatre on 20 October in 2016. The film was made to release on 25 October 2016 in the UK. The film was initially screened at EW Popfest on October 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. The North American release was done on 4 November in various qualities around the continent.

doctor strange filming locations

Doctor Strange has the widest release at the global; level in terms of IMAX releases. The film is marked in history as the first film to cross 1000 IMAX screens in the market. The film was scheduled previously for a release on 8 July 2016 before the productions were delayed to settle according to eth main star Benedict Cumberbatch schedule. The film was called and incorporated in the MCU as a phase of  Part three.

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Prajwal Sharma is a content writer from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. He has been appreciated at multiple national level poetry competition. He has contributed his writing talents to anthologies and also has his own poetry book named Saga of modern Love.

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