Doctor Strange, a superhero film, stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mads Mikkelsen in the important supporting roles. Scott Derrickson directed and co-wrote the script with C. Robert Cargill; the film itself is based on a story developed by Derrickson and Cargill with Jon Spaihts.
Dr. Stephen Strange was a top neurosurgeon whose unparalleled skills with the scalpel were known far and wide among his colleagues, subordinates and patients. But his life takes a tumble when he suffered from injuries that eventually ruined his top-notch career, a life-changing event that led him to undergo a journey of healing in mind, body and spirit. Along the way, he becomes the apprentice of the Ancient One whose knowledge and skills in the mystic arts will be passed on to him.