Marvel Studios had us scared there for a minute. As the presentation got underway in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con there came rumblings on the internet that those of us stuck at home would have to without seeing any of the goodies. And then a little while ago, the studio dropped a bomb known as the second trailer for Doctor Strange on us and all’s forgiven. If you thought the world of Strange was magically fantastical in trailer number one, you haven’t seen anything yet with trailer number two, which shows Strange in training and offers a look at the extent of the villainy he will face.
The best question from the trailer: Why does everything have to make sense? Indeed, it seems like Doctor Strange is going to be trippier than Inception directed by David Lynch with cities bending over backwards everywhere and people disappearing through cracks in the mirror of the wall of reality. More than that though, the trailer shows off a bit of the relationship between the titular Sorcerer Supreme played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor as his mentor Baron Mordo, the general awesoness of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, and the general scariness of Mads Mikkelsen as the movie’s bad guy, a wizard gone way wrong. If director Scott Derrickson can follow through on what he shows in this trailer, this may be the most audacious entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Guardians of the Galaxy.
Doctor Strange will be in theaters everywhere on November 4.