It hasn't been that long since Marvel and Disney bestowed us with new footage from Doctor Strange, showing off the full-length trailer at Comic-Con. Today, we get the first TV spot, which teases a new reality for the Marvel Universe. This is basically a truncated version of the latest trailer, but its edited in a quick and flashy way that should captivate audiences who fell in love with Christopher Nolan's Inception, as some of the visuals recall that sci-fi classic.
In this breezy thirty second preview, we get to see Doctor Stephen Strange in his early days as a cocky young surgeon who thinks he knows everything. This is before an accident renders his hands useless. We hear the Ancient One schooling Strange on how the world works, which Stephen truly knows nothing about. He is soon shown that the reality he knows is just one of many. At first, nothing makes sense. But as the Ancient One explains it, 'not everything has too.' This short sneak peek also serves as an ad for Cinemark theaters and their digital cinema experience. The spot exclaims the following.
"On November 4th, the only way to experience a new reality is in Cinemark XD! The extreme digital cinema experience."
Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Stephen Strange beset by demons controlled by apprentice sorcerer Karl Mordo, but was rescued by Mordo's mentor, the Ancient One, a millennia-old sorcerer who protected the Earth dimension as its Sorcerer Supreme, a role Strange was destined to inherit. He offered himself as a disciple to the Ancient One, who accepted, having known of Mordo's treachery all along. The Ancient One spent years instructing Strange in the art of sorcery, teaching him how to tap the innate mystic powers of both himself and the world around him.
The Doctor Strange cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly playing the Night Nurse, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Landecker and Scott Adkins. Scott Derrickson directs from a script he co-wrote with C. Robert Cargill, based on the Marvel Comics. The movie is the latest chapter in Marvel Phase 3, and is expected to introduce the Eye of Agamotto as the Time Stone, tying it directly into Avengers: Infinity War.
When Doctor Strange opens this November, it will be got up against Mel Gibson's latest directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge, a war drama starring former big screen superhero Andrew Garfield as a battle field doctor who refuses to carry a weapon. 20th Century Fox will also be releasing its new animated comedy Trolls based on the popular toy of the 60s and 80s. We'll have to wait and see if Doctor Strange becomes the next big Marvel blockbuster. Until then, take a look at the latest footage.