A few weeks ago I attended the Doctor Strange Press Junket, or rather #DoctorStrangeEvent, I was one of 25 bloggers there for Walt Disney Studios (Disclosure: All-Expenses Paid). When I learned that Benedict Wong has been cast as the character Wong in Doctor Strange I knew that I had to get out to this press trip. I had to be a part of it just so I could get a chance to talk to him, even if it was to ask a question and nothing more. I am a big fan of his work on Marco Polo and I had to refrain from addressing him as “Great Khan”. Seriously, he is a great actor and a presence on screen. In person he is an affable fellow who laughs and smiles easily. This is a very different person from his character in Doctor Strange. Wong is an incredibly serious character. He knows what is at stake should the sorcerers fail in their mission. He also knows that being the keeper of the library is important because the last librarian met with a pretty terrible fate.
For some reason Wong’s nature vexes Doctor Strange and he makes it his mission to get the guy to crack a smile. There are many scenes where Wong provides the comic relief just by being so stoic. Many of my favorite scenes were with Doctor Strange and Wong. So, when Benedict Wong entered the room I was so thrilled. We then began to ask him questions about his time working on Doctor Strange. I even got to ask one of the questions.
Doctor Strange arrives in theaters today! I wrote a review of the movie from my trip out to California to be part of the #DoctorStrangeEvent. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was visually one of the more amazing ones I have seen. I cannot wait to see it again in IMAX. I have some clips below that you can watch to get your excitement up for the movie. You can also read my SPOILER FREE review of Doctor Strange and let me know what you think of it in the comments. Or you can tell me why you are excited to see it over at my Doctor Strange Marvel Collector Corps Box Giveaway.
Last night I went over to my friend Brian’s house to start work on a new project. It is a new YouTube Channel that we are creating called STEAMDads. You can see the premiere episode next Tuesday at 2:30pm EST. It is National STEM/STEAM Day and a perfect day to launch STEAMDads. Please go and subscribe so you don’t miss our first episode which is about Modarri Cars. We talk about Engineering, Art, and Mathematical Possibilities.
The kids saw that my Modarri cars were out so they played with them. Later on they showed me their artistic creations. Andrew worked int he medium of Toilet Paper Rolls and Eva worked in Duct Tape. She used the parts from the inside of my Netflix #StreamTeam Gift Box, the one that housed my iPad Pro and PhotoJojo Camera Lenses.
Allison and Eva had no school today so after we picked Andrew up from school we went to see the movie Trolls. Sadly the kids aren’t quite old enough for Doctor Strange. Trolls was really cute. There was a moment when I teared up, it was the music. The music is great and the movie made me laugh out loud a number of times.