Finally, after months and months of waiting, and just a few weeks after completing principal photography, the first official trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange has been revealed tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, after being introduced by none other than the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, who might actually be the busiest actor working in Hollywood right now.
Giving us our first glimpse at Cumberbatch in the role, as well as some of the film’s mind-bending special effects, for a teaser trailer it’s pretty damn effective, and with Captain America: Civil War on the verge of its theatrical release – it’s looking more and more like 2016 might be the best year for Marvel Studios to date.
Enough talking. Check out the first teaser trailer for the film below:
Yeah, mind-bending doesn’t even begin to cover the effects and world we’re shown briefly in this trailer because some of these shots make the world-bending effects in Inception look like child’s play.
In addition to that, it briefly teases and touches on Stephen Strange’s origin story as well, with the brief moments of visual symmetry of his life before and after the accident that ruins his hands. Not to mention our first look at Rachel McAdams’ female lead, who is a nurse obviously present in Strange’s pre-mystical arts life.
As well as the first trailer, Marvel also unveiled the new poster for the film that’s well, kinda magical:
I think it’s clear that Marvel made the right choice by choosing a director like Scott Derrickson here, who’s made a career off of his atmospheric direction and striking visual style. From the way that Mads Mikkelsen’s still unknown villain manages to practically unravel the reality around him, to the expansion of New York City on all of the different planes, they were both images that I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything even close to before. The real kicker too? These are only the trailer shots. Can you imagine the kind of sequences and visual effects we can expect to see throughout the entire film?
There’s a lot to unpack in this trailer though, including our very first look at Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One, who seems to show Strange the world that he’ll be able to interact with if he only listens to her, by the best teaching method possible – forcing him into his Astral Form and showing him (very literally) the expansion of worlds beyond his reach and comprehension. Plus, I think it’ll be hard for anyone not to get chills during that end tag, as we see the Sorcerer Supreme ascend the steps of his Sanctum Sanctorum.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed breakdown of this trailer sometime tomorrow as well, but for now, it’s clear that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to reach entirely new heights in 2016, following the colossal team-up film that is Civil War, and now Doctor Strange, which proves once and for all that we’ve been looking at the MCU through a key hole… until now, that is.
Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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