The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange has got the internet excited and we get to see a closer look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange. The tone is much darker than the usual Marvel film and takes on a grittier urban look akin to the Netflix tone and feel but with a LOT more money to spend on CGI.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, the Dr Strange story sees Dr Stephen Strange aquire his new powers after an accident destroys his hands. It looks like there’ll be a lot more magic and extra dimensions in this film than in any of the other Marvel universe films so far and we also see Tilda Swinton as the bald ancient Asian sorcerer “The Ancient One” in a casting decision that’s seen it labelled as a step forward for gender swapping but two steps back for whitewashing.
Doctor Strange will be released on UK cinemas on 28th October.