The second official trailer for the upcoming Cumber-film (yes, thats a thing), ‘Doctor Strange’, premiered as part of the Marvel panel at Comic-Con last week; so what does it have to offer? Going by this trailer, ‘Doctor Strange’ actually appears to be more Batman Begins-level-earnest and less Guardians of the Galaxy comedy-fest.
Benedict Cumberbatch appears, complete with American accent, as the titular Doctor Strange, the surgeon who loses the use of the tools of his trade, his hands, in a car accident. We are treated to Stephen Strange hitting single piano keys, showing off those fine looking digits. Soon we hear the dulcet tones of Tilda Swinton, as The Ancient One, as she talks us through Strange’s transformation into a master of magic, again echoing ‘Batman Begins’ and Ra’s Al Ghul. Indeed, the whole trailer feels like director Scott Derrickson’s love letter to Christopher Nolan – Inception 2.0 anyone?
The stellar cast is rounded out by Rachel McAdams, as Strange’s love interest Christine Palmer (here’s hoping she is given more to do than hand-holding and brow-mopping), the always-excellent Mads Mikkelsen as main bad guy Kaecilius, Benedict Wong as sort-of sidekick Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor as fellow apprentice Baron Karl Mordo, who provides the one bit of light relief to the trailer with a curveball joke about mysterious words.
Is the world ready for another overly-earnest superhero movie? Hopefully the incredible cast, and what appear to be some mind-blowing special effects, will levitate ‘Doctor Strange’ above the competition.
‘Daoctor Strange’ comes to big screens in the UK on October 28th 2016
Written by Abbie Eales