Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Scott Derrickson, who wrote the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill from a story by the duo and Jon Spaihts, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns the mystic arts from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident.
Doctor Strange held its world premiere in Hong Kong on October 13, 2016, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 4, 2016, in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film grossed $86 million, and was met with generally positive reviews. Critics praised the film’s unique and inventive visuals and effects, and the performances of the cast, but felt that it suffers from the same flaws as many MCU films, namely a generic story and underused villain and love interest.