There are a lot of challenges that come with making a mid-century comic book into a 21st-century superhero movie, but with "Doctor Strange," the biggest one might be the New York real estate market.
Basically, a lot has changed in NYC since the 1960s, when Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange set up shop in the then-boho enclave of Greenwich Village -- and when the secret lair of a mystical Sorcerer Supreme wouldn't have even been one of the top ten weirdest things you'd find within a one-block radius of Strange's address.
Now, the Village is one of the most sought-after and expensive neighborhoods in New York, home to billion-dollar brownstones, celebs like Sara Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, and Julianne Moore, and lines of johnny-come-lately tourists waiting to buy cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery.
It's enough to make the average sorceror start scouring Craigslist for new living arrangements. But don't worry: According to Kevin Feige, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange will not be decamping for Sunset Park or some suburb in New Jersey.
In an interview with Birth. Movies. Death., Feige confirmed that the hero of "Doctor Strange" will keep his Village digs:
"The Sanctum is on Bleecker Street, the modern day Bleecker Street," Feige said. "He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street."
In the same interview, Feige teased "mind-bending weirdness" in store for Strange -- even beyond the spectacle he'll make of himself strutting around his fancy neighborhood in a cape.
In the meantime, we'll need Feige to weigh in next on which iconic, greasy Greenwich Village pizza place his hero swears allegiance to.