Finally–FINALLY!–got to watch the second trailer for Marvel’s upcoming film, Doctor Strange. Here’s the trailer if you missed it somehow, although I’m pretty sure I’m the only one that was under a rock when it was released.
I like it. I like it a lot. I like that it gives us some more insight into Stephen Strange’s evolution from bastard surgeon to Sorcerer Supreme at the knee of the Ancient One.
I do love me some Tilda Swinton, especially when she’s acting all superior to everyone around her (and here she is doing it an almost professorial way. Excellent!)
What is clear from the trailer is that Doctor Strange might be an even more FX dependent film than Guardians of the Galaxy, by the look of it, with altered reality landscapes replacing outer space.
But I can’t help notice that there is a very Inception feel to those effects. Granted, how else do you show such monumental shifting of reality that, until now, has been the exclusive realm of dreams?
That said, I fully expect Marvel to have the story to back up the need for those effects, and the characters to support that story. Despite having entered Phase 3 of the MCU, I can’t believe that Marvel will deviate from the formula that has served them so well up till now.
And, once again, Marvel has managed to find an actor that is capable of both physically embodying the character they are playing (a la RDJ and Chris Evans), but has the acting chops to dig deep into the character’s psychology and truly bring that character to life.
I really, really like what Marvel is doing with this.
And, as a slightly unprofessional aside, how cool would it be for Benedict Cumberbatch to come to Salt Lake Comic Con at the beginning of September and bring a little sneak peek at the film before it releases on November 4th?
On a scale of 1 to 10? 42.