Doctor Strange new trailer is very Inception-y

Cumberbatch gets his Sorcerer Supreme on in the new Doctor Strange trailer

Doctor Strange

This is a bit more like it. Having been slightly underwhelmed by the first trailer, this second look at Doctor Strange is far more to our liking.

Following the story of arrogant surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who loses the use of his hands in a car accident, he takes up tutelage in the magic arts under the watchful eye of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), all the while trying to combat the threat of Mads Mikkelsen’s big bad.

While the Inception vibes are still there (Christopher Nolan basically owns the whole concept of making cities fold in on themselves), we did enjoy this a lot more. The visuals are undeniably inventive, there’s a bit more indication of where the story’s heading, and we get to see a lot more of the extremely talented supporting cast.

We’d still like to see a few more light-hearted moments though, otherwise this could turn out to be a rather po-faced affair. Then again, Marvel Studios has so far set out its stall not to do this, so maybe we’re just worrying too much. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer:

Below is the official synopsis for Doctor Strange:

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artefacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

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