Studio Marvel responded to criticism of the creators of the movie "Doctor Strange", who considered it inappropriate to choose Tilda Swinton for the role of the Ancient, the mentor of the protagonist. A statement on this matter is quoted by Mashable.
"Marvel has always demonstrated its commitment to a variety of casting decisions and has consistently shattered stereotypes, often contradicting the original sources, in order to develop their cinematic universe. As for the Ancient, several characters had this nickname, something like a title that was passed on with the flow time, and in this particular case, we chose the Celtic archetype. We are very proud that this unique image agreed to embody on the screen incredibly talented Tilda Swinton, who shared the set with an extremely diverse cast, "- said in the comments.
According to some experts, the choice of Swinton as the performer of the role of the Ancient, who in the original comic is a native of Tibet, can be explained by quite practical considerations. Since betting on an actor with Tibetan roots can cause an unpredictable reaction from the Chinese authorities, which may well affect the collection of the picture at one of the largest movie markets in the world.
The Topic of Article: Marvel explains Tilda Swinton's choice to play The Ancient.