With less than a month to go before the release of ‘Doctor Strange’, Marvel and Disney are working their usual promotional magic. On top of everything else, the studio has now released the film’s international trailer.
In addition to other previously unseen footage, the new trailer also offers a somewhat lengthier glimpse of the accident that costs Strange his hands than previous teasers. But of course, the real highlight (especially when it comes to new footage) is the effects sequences. While none of the previous trailers have exactly shied away from showcasing the trippy, mind bending visuals that are sure to dominate the movie, the international trailer makes no bones about placing them at center stage. This is in some ways long overdue, as not only has that sort of imagery been famously associated with the character ever since the original Stan Lee / Steve Ditko comics of the 1960s, but it also serves to set ‘Doctor Strange’ apart from Marvel’s more grounded offerings.
Check out the international trailer here:
From the official synopsis:
From Marvel comes ‘Doctor Strange’, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Doctor Strange’ will land in theaters on November 4, 2016. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.