New Mind-Bending Doctor Strange Trailer

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
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Doctor Strange First Trailer

WHAT THE HELL?!?! So the CG magic of films like ‘Inception’ gets the Marvel Studios treatment, and it looks very cryptic and very fun. This could either turn into a giant CG mess, or a really fun and adventurous superhero movie. Definitely outside the box with the use of the “chakra” and spiritual angle, this also looks to be Cumberbatch’s next BIG thing. Seeing as how everyone loves him, we don’t see him drawing much criticism from this role. There’s also small hints of other characters and other great talents including, (but not limited to) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, and the brilliant Tilda Swinton. Interestingly, director Scott Derrickson is better known for his horror work, so who knows what to expect from this one.

‘Doctor Strange’ is set to appear in UK cinemas 28th October 2016

Top 10 Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2016

Written by Daniel Chadwick

Big event movies aren’t dead yet…Sure, we live in a Golden Age of television right now; stretching from ‘Fargo’ to ‘The People vs O.J. Simpson’ through to the recently finished, iconic ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Mad Men’. But let’s not count out the blockbuster yet. There are so many exciting and thrilling movies on the horizon.

 2016 alone has six superhero movies that stand out, alongside dozens of other big-budget extravaganzas. But this self-described movie nerd is here to highlight the best and brightest blockbusters of 2016.


10. Sausage Party

It’s been a while since we got an R-Rated animated movie (unless you count the likes of Anomalisa and South Park) and Seth Rogen’s latest venture looks like it might be a standout hit. I personally have loved some of the TV-MA shows on Netflix such as ‘Archer’ and ‘Bojack Horseman’ so I’m quite excited for this. After seeing that NSFW trailer count me in.


 

9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Many will find it shocking to find a Star Wars movie at the lower end of my top 10, but I’m still not convinced. Yes, ‘The Force Awakens’ was a step in the right direction, and far better than any of the prequel trilogy, but Star Wars still doesn’t have my complete trust back, especially considering this movie is rumoured to include no Jedi and is a spin off. For now I’m reservedly excited.


 

8. Finding Dory

The only kids movie on this list, ‘Finding Dory’ is the only sequel I’ve wanted from Pixar besides the follow up to ‘The Incredibles’. Dory is voiced brilliantly by Ellen Degeneres and seeing all the band back together for this sequel only gets me more excited. Finally we’ll get some insight into the standout star of ‘Finding Nemo’.


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7. Assassin’s Creed

This, in my mind, will be the definitive video game to movie adaptation. Justin Kurzel has proven himself as a visually astounding director (see Macbeth, also with Fassbender and Cotillard) and he also knows his action set pieces. This franchise is rich for interpretation and Michael Fassbender can do no wrong in my book. Bring Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons in and I’m fully on board.


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6. Suicide Squad

After the disappointment (for some) of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Suicide Squad’ carries huge responsibility for the DC Cinematic Universe now, and I think it will be a big winner for Warner Bros. The trailers have been fantastic and it looks like it could be the anti-hero movie that comic book fans have been waiting for. It also could be Jai Courtney’s first good role… ever, so that in itself makes this movie one to watch.


 

5. Star Trek: Beyond

I’m a massive fan of the new ‘Star Trek’ movie series and this new addition looks to be in the spirit of the rest of the series. ‘Star Trek’ used cool music from the 80’s long before ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ did, so screw the haters of the music in the ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ trailer. Bring on the man, the myth, the legend Idris Elba as the main antagonist of the movie. I can’t wait to get back together with the crew of the Enterprise.


 

4. Doctor Strange

Marvel’s first attempt at handling magic looks to be very unique, and the first origin story to come out of Marvel since ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. It also dives deeper into the Quantum Realm which we were introduced to in ‘Ant-Man’. Throw in Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejifor, and this movie promises to be one of the best Marvel ensembles seen in a standalone character film.


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 3. Jason Bourne

The return of Jason Bourne, the most bad-ass spy that has ever graced the silver screen. Matt Damon is back alongside Bourne extraordinaire Paul Greengrass to present the life of Jason Bourne years after the events of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’. This offers a potentially interesting look into domestic surveillance and the big role surveillance now plays in spying on people. Will Bourne be out for justice? Does he finally remember everything as he said in the trailer? I can’t wait to find out!


2. Passengers

Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars get together in this sci-fi epic about a man (Chris Pratt) who wakes up from cryosleep 60 years early on a trip to a distant colony. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone he wakes up another crew member (Jennifer Lawrence). Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), this movie takes a unique look at space, this time offering us a romance in space. We haven’t even seen a picture yet, never mind a trailer but looks like a potential Oscar contender while being a movie with a huge budget.


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1. Captain America: Civil War

There really couldn’t be any other. As a huge Marvel fan, this movie has been on my radar for years and after seeing the countless trailers I’m counting down the days. It’s been called ‘The Godfather’ of superhero movies and I believe that 100%. This movie is going to make me laugh, jump up and down and cry. Introducing us to Spider-Man and Black Panther, it wouldn’t be a surprise if ‘Civil War’ turns out to be Marvel’s best movie yet.


What do you think? Let’s start the debate in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter 

Rachel McAdams Rumoured For Doctor Strange Role

There have been plenty of murmurs lately surrounding the ‘Doctor Strange’ project and the possible addition of Rachel McAdams to a cast which already boasts Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Neither Marvel nor McAdams have confirmed anything, but the actress did tell the LA Times: “It’s still super-early days, and I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all”.

There are numerous possible roles that McAdams could fill, were she to join the cast, but the most notable and likely is the sorceress Clea, the Doctor’s main love interest through the comic book story arcs. Everyone loves a romantic edge to their superhero stories after all. ‘Doctor Strange’ is expected for release in the UK 28th October 2016.

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes