Cumberbatch Awakens In First DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser
The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange has just dropped and there is plenty to get excited about. Emanating a strong Batman Begins vibe, the film shows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) having his mind well and truly blown after a serious beating appears to leave the successful surgeon's life and perception in tatters. Journeying to Nepal, Strange encounters Tilda Swinton's "Ancient One" and Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mordo, and he learns to harness magic and become a powerful sorcerer.
The trailer also includes glimpses of Hong Kong among a number of suitably exotic locations for what appears to be a grand scale origin story from director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) and writers C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) and John Spaihts (Prometheus). Featuring a cast that includes Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and Scott Adkins, this is already looking incredibly promising indeed. I just hope Cumberbatch can sustain the obligatory American accent well enough.
Check out the trailer and weigh in with your thoughts.