Marvel's Doctor Strange Movie Will Be in UK Cinemas Earlier

The UK release date for the upcoming Marvel fantasy moves forward.


It's becoming increasingly common for big Hollywood movies to be released internationally ahead of the US. The upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange was already set to open in the UK a week before its domestic debut, and now British fans can see it even sooner.

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As reported by Den of Geek, the UK release of the movie has shifted from Friday, October 28 to Tuesday, October 25. This means it will open a full 10 days ahead of the US, where it debuts on November 4.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as mystical sorcerer Stephen Strange, and also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, and Rachel McAdams. It is directed by Sinister's Scott Derrickson.

Last week a new promo for the movie was released by Marvel, featuring cast interviews and new footage from the film. Check it out below:

In a recent interview with Gamesradar, Derrickson explained that the film wouldn't provide a scientific explanation for Strange's incredible powers. "It's not something that's easy to define," he said. "As magic should be. Magic should be mysterious.

"There's mystery to magic and there's mystery to the tone of the movie. Mystery is a good thing".

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