by Andy Oates
Marvel UK announced today that their upcoming superhero blockbuster, Doctor Strange, will now be released earlier than expected in the UK.
Marvel announced the news via their social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. The film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was originally set to debut in the UK on 28th October, a week before the USA release date. However, due to a reshuffling of the schedule, Doctor Strange will now debut on the 25th October, three days early. This means that it will be premiering on Tuesday instead, which is an unusual release date, but also results in UK now have the release date set a full ten days before the USA. Marvel aren’t unknown for moving release dates close to the film’s premiere, with Avengers: Age of Ultron receiving a minor release date move close to its launch. Marvel also are known to premiere their films in UK roughly a week before they appear in the US, as they have done since Iron Man 2. Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) as the eponymous supernatural surgeon from Marvel Comics, alongside Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton). Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is on directorial duties.
Doctor Strange is due to release in UK on
28th October 25th October.