Situated in Greenwich Village, New York, the Sanctum is Doctor Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) base (at least when he is not off in other dimensions), while it looks like an ordinary brownstone in the city, the Sanctum actually contains a huge number of magical artifacts and a variety of other strange modifications.
Our first image appears to be of Strange's Meditation Chamber, and it has been brought to life with typically exacting detail, as seen in a tweet by executive producer Louis D'Esposito (The Avengers), who visited the set recently.
Cumberbatch is bringing to life the character originally conjured by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The mysterious Doctor started as a selfish New York surgeon who loses his professional skills in a car crash. After falling on hard times, he ends up in the care of a mystical healer known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and learns to tap into psychic and magical powers. In recognition of his selfless efforts to thwart evil fellow disciple Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), he is taught the mystical arts and sets out to defeat other shady sorcerers and various villains.
With Rachel McAdams (About Time) onboard as a fellow New York based medic who serves as Strange's main connection back to humanity, and Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the main villain, Doctor Strange arrives in the UK on 28 October.