When the news broke that Tilda Swinton was in talks to enroll in the cast involving Marvel’s Doctor Strange, it was fairly awesome news for numerous reasons, chief among them that Tilda Swinton herself is pretty awesome.
The Oscar-winning actress features, with the exception of the Narnia movies, mostly stayed from the world of big-budget blockbuster film making, but will dive back headfirst with her role as being the Ancient One in Doctor Strange. The Ancient One, the teacher to Dr. Stephen Strange and his nemesis Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), has traditionally been a mature, Asian male (Tibetan, particularly) in the comics, yet Swinton is neither more mature, Asian or guy. It’s a interestingly diverse piece of illuminating by Marvel as well as, beyond the gender as well as race of the persona, let’s face it: Swinton just exudes mysticism and timelessness and is also perfect for a role as a wizened sorcerer.
I spoke in order to Swinton while she ended up being doing press for Trainwreck (and we’ll have a lot more on that talk later this week) who proved she is officially signed on to Doctor Strange and talked about what has her “definitely, really, really excited” to be getting work done in the Marvel Motion picture Universe.
Is your Doctor Strange cope done, or still in talks together with Marvel?
No no absolutely no, it’s done. We’lso are so far in talks that we’re definitely not talking any more [laughs]. It’azines done. The talk has been had.
What is it specifically about Doctor Strange that intrigued you?
Well, there’ohydrates no particular interest in getting into something even bigger, or even smaller, I recently really liked the idea of this and the thought of playing this character. I’m a Brilliant fan and I think this kind of world that Doctor Strange enters into is really, really, really thrilling. I’m really fascinated as both an actress and a fan to discover what’s done in this kind of world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything expanding at the end. It’s in relation to something very different. The thinking behind playing The Ancient The first is really just too tickling. We can’t say no to which!
Besides the obvious, how will the portrayal of The Age-old One differ from that which you might be used to?
You recognize, I don’t know yet. I haven’big t quite figured against each other. I will let you know while i know. It’s some adventure to figure out how to finesse this. However it’s exciting.
Marvel legal contracts are notorious for multiple sequel clauses. Did that actually worry you?
Not by any means. It’s like a family members thing. Who knows where one might pop up. I don’t realize where they’ll utilize me and I don’capital t know that they know, automatically, even though they seem to know precisely what they’re doing for the following decade. I think it’ersus like holding on to the tail of a galloping moose at this point.
Some of your competitors have described working on these types of movie to be a very difficult process —
Who stated that?
Idris Elba, for one, said that in regards to the Thor movies.
Really? Oh… I’l up for it totally. I feel sorry pertaining to Idris. I’m not well prepared at all to be bored to tears by this. I’m definitely looking forward to it.
Doctor Unusual opens in concert halls on November Four, 2016.