‘Doctor Strange’ Runtime Revealed, Plus a New Photo and Updated U.K. Release Date
Doctor Strange is set to hit U.S. theaters in November as Marvel’s last blockbuster superhero outing for 2016. Today, Marvel has released a new photo of the magic man in his Sanctum Sanctorum, as well as the full runtime for the movie and a new, sooner release date (which will only be exciting if you’re in the U.K.).
First off, Marvel’s U.K. Twitter account announced today that Doctor Strange will premiere across the pond on Tuesday, October 25, three days sooner than originally planned. Unfortunately that won’t make any difference for American fans, as it will open a week earlier than its U.S. release date in many overseas markets including the U.K., Europe, and Asia. This is par for the course these days with Marvel properties: for example, Captain America: Civil War opened in the U.K. on April 29, a full seven days before it was released in the U.S. on May 6, despite its title character being Captain AMERICA.
Next, the runtime. Doctor Strange weighs in at 130 minutes, only a little more than two hours, which puts it snugly in the middle of recent superhero offerings. Deadpool was the lightweight at 108 minutes, with Captain America: Civil War on the other end of the spectrum at 147 minutes.
Finally, we have a cool new photo from Marvel Russia’s Twitter account of Stephen Strange himself in front of the giant window of his Sanctum Sanctorum, proving that yes, Benedict Cumberbatch sure does look pretty fly (no pun intended) in that billowy cape and Touch of Gray hair.
Doctor Strange is out in the U.S. on November 5.