After kicking off Phase 3 with the blockbuster sequel Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, Marvel will now introduce fans to the mystical side of the MCU with Doctor Strange. The studio has released an extended featurette, which offers more details on the villains, Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch journey from being a surgeon to a magical warrior, and a whole lot more! This preview features plenty of new footage that hasn't been seen in the trailers.
The video begins with Benedict Cumberbatch revealing just how arrogant his character Stephen Strange really is. After exhausting every resource he can to fix his hands, after a horrifying car accident, Strange heads to Nepal, where Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo introduces Strange to The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton. We also get new footage of the various "dimensions" that will be shown throughout the movie in this Marvel Entertainment video.
We also hear from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who reveal that the villains, lead by Mads Mikkelsen's Kaecilius, are interested in "spilling the barriers between these dimensions." The producer reveals that this would destroy our entire universe, as we see footage of a city folding under itself, like we saw in a recent poster. We also hear from Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Baron Mordo).
Marvel's Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
The supporting cast for Doctor Strange also includes Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins and Benedict Wong. Scott Derrickson directs from a script he co-wrote with C. Robert Cargill, based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Marvel has set a November 4 release date for Doctor Strange, which will go up against Lionsgate's Hacksaw Ridge and DreamWorks Animation's Trolls. Take a look at the new footage from Doctor Strange below.