Marvel & Spider-Man

The Teaser Trailer for ‘Doctor Strange’ Will Bend Your Mind!

After a week long wait, the first official trailer for Marvel’s newest hero Doctor Strange has finally arrived! Steven Strange himself Benedict Cumberbatch debuted the trailer tonight while visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which reveals the mystical side of Marvel’s universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the films stars Cumberbatch as an arrogant and conceited surgeon who, after a career-ending accident, gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against some very real mysticism.

Let me just get this out of the way. THIS TEASER IS AWESOME. Okay, back to reality (haha, see what I did there?). From the very beginning I’ve been anticipating this film with an enormous amount of excitement. As time went on, it continued to build because of director and casting decisions. And because it’s so drastically different from anything we’ve seen in Marvel’s cinematic universe thus far, how could I not be excited about it? Well with the news last week that Marvel would be debuting a trailer this week, I’ve been chomping at the bit to get a first glimpse at this psychedelic and straight up weird film from Marvel and Derrickson. And man has that wait paid off…

I was pretty much grinning throughout the entire trailer for a number of reasons. First off is the tone that is set from the very first sound/footage, as it very much gives off a wacky horror vibe to it. From there it gets into Stange’s shaky backstory that leads him into becoming the Doctor, where we get our first looks at Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Mordor, Mads Mikkelsen’s unknown villain, and Rachel McAdams. It’s still just a teaser trailer, but it gives us a ton of things to talk about. The biggest being those spectacular visuals and just completely different level of superhero they’re going for. The best way I can put it is Marvel took everything they could from both The Matrix and Christopher Nolan’s Inception and created this magical, mind-bending, and just incredibly epic look lovechild. Yeah… And Cumberbatch in the role? Come on…

Watch the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think. How excited were you before this trailer? What’s your anticipation level now after seeing footage? What element of the trailer is most intriguing to you? Do you like Marvel taking a chance on magic and mysticism? Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4th, 2016.

Dr. Strange was a self-centered New York surgeon robbed of his touch after a car accident. After a stint as a wandering derelict, he encounters a healer in the Himalayas and learns to tap into psychic powers to battle wrongdoers.

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