While it turns out that Rachel McAdams won’t become Night Nurse in “Doctor Strange,” another fan theory about the Marvel Studios film may have just received a significant boost.
In an Entertainment Weekly article about the Sorcerer Supreme’s costume and mystical arsenal, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige refers to the powers of the ancient amulet known as the Eye of Amagotto, which include the ability to “screw around with time.”
“It was so cool,” adds director Scott Derrickson. “We knew we didn’t have to improve greatly upon what was in the comics for it to be interesting for a modern audience.”
Feige comment will undoubtedly set off alarms for Marvel fans who have long suspected Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange would possess one of the Infinity Stones, six immensely powerful objects linked to different aspects of the universe: Space, Mind, Reality, Power, Soul and Time. The first four stones have already been introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leaving only the Soul and Time stones. An object that can “screw around with time” certainly hints at the latter.
In Marvel comic books, the Eye of Agamotto actually resides within the amulet worn on Doctor Strange’s chest. Its origins shrouded by the mists of time, the Eye can radiate a powerful light that allows the Master of the Mystic Arts to see through disguises and illusions, view past events, track individuals, create a powerful shield and even open portals to other dimensions.
Opening Nov. 4, “Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton.
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