After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
ActorsStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Umit Ulgen, Scott Adkins, Zara Phythian, Alaa Safi, Katrina Durden, Amy Landecker, Stan Lee, Pat Kiernan, Linda Louise Duan, Topo Wresniwiro, Mark Anthony Brighton, Meera Syal, Adam Pelta-Pauls, Sarah Malin, Eben Young, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Elizabeth Healey, Guillaume Faure, Daniel Dow, Ezra Khan, Kimberly Van Luin, Pat Kiernan, Alister Albert, Moya Allen, Mairead Armstrong, Raj Awasti, Annarie Boor, Dante Briggins, Jill Buchanan, Alice Chen, Bern Collaco, Anna Elizabeth Eaton, Daniel Eghan, Juani Feliz, Cliff Ferraro, Sian Francis, Ulises Galeano, Martavious Gayles, Chris Hemsworth, Leigh Holland, Mo Idriss, Tamika Katon-Donegal, Faith Logan, Tyrone Love, Pezhmaan Alinia, Kei Miura, Cameron Moon, Shina Shihoko Nagai, Emily Ng, Emeson Nwolie, Jag Patel, Andreas Pliatsikas, Henardo Rodriguez, Samantha Russell, Michelle Santiago, Nancy Ellen Shore, Tina Simmons, Rachel Emma Slack, Clem So, Tony Paul West, Ruolan Zhang
In Kathmandu, Nepal, the sorcerer Kaecilius and his zealots enter the secret compound Kamar-Taj and behead its librarian. They steal a ritual from an ancient and mystical text belonging to the Ancient One, a long-lived sorcerer who has taught every student at Kamar-Taj, including Kaecilius, in the mystic arts. The Ancient One pursues the traitors, but Kaecilius and his followers escape
In New York City, Stephen Strange, an acclaimed but arrogant neurosurgeon, loses the use of his hands in a car accident. Fellow surgeon and former lover Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but Strange vainly pursues experimental surgeries. Strange eventually seeks out Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously regained the use of his legs. Pangborn directs Strange to Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by Mordo, a sorcerer under the Ancient One. The Ancient One demonstrates her power to Strange, revealing the astral plane and other dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. She agrees to train Strange, despite his arrogance, which reminds her of Kaecilius
Strange studies under the Ancient One and Mordo, and from ancient books in the library that is now presided over by the master Wong. Strange learns that Earth is protected from other dimensions by a spell formed from three buildings called Sanctums, found in New York City, London, and Hong Kong, which are all connected and accessible from Kamar-Taj. The sorcerers’ task is to protect the Sanctums, though Pangborn had forgone this responsibility to instead channel mystical energy into walking again. Strange progresses quickly, and he secretly reads the text from which Kaecilius stole pages, learning to bend time with the mystical Eye of Agamotto. Mordo and Wong warn Strange against breaking the laws of nature, drawing a comparison to Kaecilius’ desire for eternal life…