The first trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange has been unveiled and it gives a peek at the upcoming movie’s story. [Although it’s mostly just two minutes of Benedict Cumberbatch looking completely bewildered. – Ed.] Strange isn’t as prominent a figure in the Marvel Universe as Iron Man or Captain America, but he’s got a strong following. And the movie looks like it’ll be making full use of its unique premise to deliver some mind-bending visuals.
Did that combination of Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones and beard melt your screen with raw intensity? Hopefully it didn’t, because you need that screen. Anyway, the trailer shows off Doctor Stephen Strange, played by Cumberbatch, being introduced to the world of sorcery after a car accident. Studying under The Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton), Strange will eventually gain powerful skills and take the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme.
Doctor Strange launches worldwide in early November.