Another one of Marvel’s mystical mainstays is finally making it to the big screen in Doctor Strange this November.
Benedict Cumberbatch dons Doctor Stephen Strange’s magical accoutrements in his first franchise outing (if you don’t want to include his turn in Star Trek: Into Darkness) as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Stephen Strange is an arrogant yet gifted surgeon who travels the world in search of a way to fix his hands after they’re damaged in a bad car accident, and he comes upon the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) in Nepal, who schools him in the mystic arts, eventually bestowing upon him the title of Sorcerer Supreme.
Check out the trailer below!
This first teaser (so soon after wrapping production, granted) packs a mind-bending Inception-y vibe but lays out the basics about Strange and his entry into the mystical, multi-dimensional, and supernatural side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has only been glimpsed in the form of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and as Darkforce in Marvel’s Agent Carter. However, at the center of it is a still limited portrayal of Asians in the MCU. Hopefully, that will be remedied in the finished film.
The cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo (Strange’s (for now) ally), Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West, Benedict Wong as Wong (Strange’s assistant), Rachel McAdams as the yet unnamed love interest, and Mads Mikkelsen as the yet unnamed antagonist.
Scott Derrickson helms the film, which is based off of C. Robert Cargill’s and Jon Spaihts’ screenplay. Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4.