Watch the First Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

The first trailer for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” debuted on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, showing Benedict Cumberbatch in action as the titular superhero.

Cumberbatch plays Stephen Vincent Strange, a former neurosurgeon who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. The character, created by Marvel Comics artist Steve Dikto, first appeared in comic-books in 1963.

Tilda Swinton will play Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, with Chiwetel Ejiofor appearing as Baron Mordo, who studios magic under the Ancient One in the comic-books before becoming Doctor Strange’s nemesis.

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Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams and “The Martian” actor Benedict Wong also star. Scott Derrickson directs from a script by Jon Spaihts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing.

The trailer is the most significant look at the mystical superhero yet. Marvel previously released images of Cumberbatch in costume, but this is the first look at the “Sherlock” star in action.

“Doctor Strange” hits theaters on Nov. 4.

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  1. Ed says:

    People! There is absolutely nothing in common between Batman and Dr Strange. Batman’s parents were killed, Dr Strange…Nope. Batman is a detective, Dr. Strange…Sorcerer. Batman has a cave full of gadgets, Dr Strange….Magic. Batman stops petty criminals, Dr Strange….beneath him. Why would anyone think Dr Strange is a copy of Batman? That’s just stupid. Or is it Super Hero envy because Marvel is batter.

  2. Warner Brown says:

    Marvel trying to do Batman Begins and Inception…stop trying to copy DC and Nolan, Marvel..

    • Jim says:

      Actually, DC is copying Marvel.

    • I didn’t realize Batman was a former world class surgeon who is now the sorcerer supreme who studied under the Ancient One after desperately searching for a cure to his broken hands after a car wreck mangled them.

    • tsarstepan says:

      Who gives a frack if Marvel is copying DC or vice versa? It looks incredible and Benedict Cumberbatch is a stellar actor. Why can’t fanboys from either side just love both universes when they make incredible movies. #Cantwealljustgetalong?

    • therealeverton says:

      Ah…copying WB…good joke. hopefully a good film.

  3. jj says:

    Inception 2: Marvel’s take

  4. Marcie67 says:

    Loving this. Finally a serious movie from Marvel without the wisecracks. Looks every bit as good as promised too. Roll on November. Now this is going to be the big blockbuster which feeds the eye and the brain.

  5. ss says:

    wow i didnt hear a single one liner :O marvel are pushing the boat out. I cant wait to see this though :)

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