Check out this newly released piece of Doctor Strange concept art featuring the good Doctor positioned within his magnificently magical lair, the Sanctum Sanctorum! Located on 177A Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York, New York, the Sanctum Sanctorum houses Doctor Strange and the accumulated, personal effects of his encountered strangeness! The ‘Arm of Iggdiljia’, the last vestige of a Demon who once tried to eat all the cows in rural Pennsylvania? Second case on the left, just next to the spinning, clear globe holding a purple goblin dropping a never ending litany of f-bombs. The ‘Mask of Mister Pork’, an accessory worn by a great and ancient hog king who tried to restart his race of man-sized piggies in Dr Strange’s basement? On the left wall that’s perpetually cycling through an infinite number of walls. Crazy, right? Anyway, let’s check out the full image without all that pesky text blocking your view!
The aforementioned ‘facts’ regarding the items in Dr. Strange’s legendary keep were greatly exaggerated in the name of banal humor, but the Marvel Universe Wikki is certainly available to offer up some solid comic book history regarding the said sorcerer’s sacred ground. Speaking of which, here’s an especially informative excerpt:
“The site upon which the townhouse was built was one of pagan sacrifices and arcane American Indian rituals, dating back-untold generations. The structure of the townhouse and the grounds beneath it have become a focal point for supernatural energies. It was this “aura” that originally attracted Doctor Strange to the dwelling at the onset of his mystical career. The house, reputed by local residents to be haunted, is indeed magically “alive.”
“Among the many oddities of the building is that there would appear to be more space inside that would seem from without. There are labyrinthine corridors and seemingly endless successions of rooms. Furthermore, the arrangement of room, hallways, and furniture seems to change from time to time, apparently by itself. There, are, however, a number of rooms that remain constant in location and appearance.”
Interesting stuff, right? For more un-silly, official comic book facts regarding the Sanctum Sanctorum, take a stroll over to the incredibly helpful Marvel Universe Wikki.
Doctor Strange debuts 11/4/2016, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. Directed by Scott Derrickson with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill.