When anyone talks about an acid trip it's a reference to surreal and colorful imagery which is a result of talking the illegal narcotic. Generations of people have experimented with it but it's rare to hear a studio executive talk about such a drug. But that is what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has compared a future Doctor Strange movie to.
And this isn't the first time such a vivid description has been used for Doctor Strange. The future film has also been called as "supernatural" and that it needs to be a "mind trip," by the studio executive.
Now, Feige has compared a Doctor Strange movie to the television show Cosmos and that it'll be a mind-bending acid trip of a movie, which will be directed by horror-genre expert Scott Derrickson. Via Screen Rant:
"I just watched the Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Cosmos’ series, which is amazing, and which may as well be an acid trip. It is mind-bending and it’s all based in physics and based in quantum mechanics. We’re going to play a lot with the notion of that as an explanation for how the sorcerers do what they do."
Feige, then, continued to explain some basic concepts of a Doctor Strange movie in a bit of details.
"With Strange, it is a classic Marvel origin story because he’s got one of the best origins ever. And it’s our opportunity to take that left turn into the supernatural. Now, what is the definition of supernatural? It varies. We like the idea of playing with alternate dimensions. The very sort of crazy – [Steve] Ditko crazy acid trip way of traveling through dimensions and traveling through other realms is something that we think is very, very cool … playing with the perceptions of reality."
Even though Doctor Strange already has both Derrickson attached to direct and Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts doing script rewrites, it still does not have a release date set. An unconfirmed release date for Doctor Strange could be on July 8, 2016 by the studio hasn't made anything official.
However, this possible release date may have more validity behind it now. According to ComicBook.com, Marvel has filed for nearly two dozen trademark categories for Doctor Strange including: cosmetics, jewelry, backpacks, key chains, furniture, figurines, bed linen, lunch boxes, toys, games, fruit-based snack foods, chewing gum, breakfast cereals, education, entertainment services and many more.
This is all a clear, but unconfirmed, sign that Marvel is ready to begin licensing out Doctor Strange movie merchandise to manufacturers.