When Marvel comes to Comic Con, they know how to make an appearance. While they announced some news that I’ll cover in another post either later tonight or tomorrow, there is always some new footage or preview. This year, they didn’t disappoint. Along with news about Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Black Panther, and a major phase three announcement.
For now, let’s get to the next film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the new trailer for Doctor Strange.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the surgeon-turned-sorcerer Stephen Strange, who is injured in a car accident that ruins his career. Going on a journey of healing, Strange encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who becomes his mentor in the mystic arts. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen.
This trailer gives a deeper look at Mikkelsen’s villain, and issues an ominous warning: “I am death, and pain – you’ll die protecting this world. We get our first look at Wong as…Wong, who warns “Be careful which path you travel down, Strange. Stronger men than you have lost their way.”
Obviously, this movie is a hard left turn away from what the MCU was built on, going into the full fantasy and magical side of Marvel’s history. This goes away from the sci-fi tech that has been a staple in the universe for the last thirteen films.
From this trailer, Marvel can guarantee one thing: we’re going to see some crazy stuff.
Oh, and here is the new poster!
Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4.