Doctor Strange footage is all about the hero's journey into a trippy-as-hell dimension

TODO alt text

Marvel's next feature arrives in just over a month, and so far, we've seen a fair chunk of footage. Doctor Strange isn't like the rest of the MCU movies. It's a dark, supernatural tale that's apparently gonna be unlike anything we've seen The Avengers and co. get up to. There's out-of-body weirdness, alternate dimensions, and cities getting flopped together like a stack of crepes. Tying it all together is Benedict Cumberbatch's former doc, and it's he who takes the spotlight in this new featurette. Obviously. I mean, the movie is about him. Check it out below: 

Not a load of unseen material, but there's a handful of new touches here and there between all the cast and crew chatter. It doesn't really get old watching Cumberbatch dally with magic. 

However, the most intriguing element of this film to me syncs up with what Marvel head Kevin Feige says in the video. He chimes in with a comment on the film's villains, describing them as being "seduced by what they find on the other side. They are interested in splitting the barriers between these dimensions." You've got to love bad guys who just want to completely decimate the universe, because. There's probably a good reason in their heads, of course. Hopefully the scheme of Mads Mikkelsen's Kaecilius will help make Doctor Strange an above-average origin tale. 

Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strange opens in the UK on October 25, 2016 before opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016. 

Images: Marvel 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gem is GR+'s west coast entertainment news reporter. She’s a bit obsessed with all things Aliens and Terminator.

Topics

SFX
We recommend