During Tuesday night’s airing of the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Benedict Cumberbatch premiered the trailer for his first venture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange!
Promised by director Scott Derrickson to be the most unique Marvel film yet in terms of story and scope, the world is finally graced with the entrancing presence of the Sorcerer Supreme! The MCU is about to become far more diverse with the addition of magic and access to mysterious dimensions. Aliens, Inhumans, HYDRA and killer AI apparently weren’t threatening enough… let’s add some demons, otherworldly beasts and towering fiends of a mystical nature!
Created by Steve Ditko, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange made his first appearance in Strange Tales #110 (sheer coincidence, I assure you) in 1963. A brilliant yet egotistical neurosurgeon, Strange’s life took a turn for the worse after a car accident that robbed him of full mobility of his hands. With all options exhausted, Strange ventures to the Himalayas. There he becomes acquainted with The Ancient One who senses a greater destiny is awaiting the beleaguered former physician.
Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg and Scott Atkins, will be released November 4!