Yesterday, we reported that the Hollywood premiere for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War will take place on Tuesday, April 12. Several of the film's stars will also be descending upon ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! all next week. During the night of the premiere, Marvel has an extra special treat in store for fans, the first trailer for Doctor Strange. Take a look at the network's official statement below, which breaks down the entire week of shows.
"In celebration of the highly anticipated film Captain America: Civil War, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will welcome the stars of the film, as well as their Marvel friends, for an action-packed week of shows. On Monday, April 11, "Jimmy Kimmel Live! will welcome Team Captain America: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd for a blockbuster Captain America: Civil War appearance. The Marvel extravaganza continues on Tuesday, April 12, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will exclusively share the debut of the upcoming film's trailer, as well as Clark Gregg of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This will be followed by a second Captain America: Civil War cast appearance on Wednesday, April 13, as Jimmy Kimmel Live! welcomes Team Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Chadwick Boseman, and Paul Bettany. The week concludes on Thursday, April 14, with star of The Huntsman: Winter's War and Thor, Chris Hemsworth."
This news comes just two days after production wrapped on Doctor Strange, following a shoot in New York City. Filming began this past November, with production first taking place in Nepal, before moving to London, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and finally New York City. Just before production wrapped, new set photos gave us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the mysterious villain, although no details have been revealed regarding his character. We'll have to wait and see if he surfaces in the firs trailer next Tuesday.
Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson, who is working from a script by Jon Spaihts, based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange is set for release on November 4, going up against Warner Bros.' Bastards and 20th Century Fox's Trolls.
The Doctor Strange supporting cast is rounded out by Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins and Mads Mikkelsen. Marvel still hasn't revealed which characters Amy Landecker, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams are playing just yet, but there are rumors that Rachel McAdams is playing the Night Nurse. Tilda Swinton is playing the Ancient One, with Chiwetel Ejiofor portraying Baron Mordo and Michael Stuhlbarg playing Nicodemus West. Are you excited to see the first Doctor Strange footage next week? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for the first trailer.