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Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ teaser dives headfirst into alternate dimensions

In December, we caught a mere glimpse at Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as the next Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero, Doctor Strange. Today, we are gifted with the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange and it flips the MCU on its head, quite literally, in fact. The brief official logline released by Marvel reads, “When famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash, he seeks help in the furthest reaches of the world! Hoping to find cures for his injuries, Strange instead uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”

The powerful entity who teaches Strange how to harness magic and travel across dimensions is known as The Ancient One, played here by a very bald Tilda Swinton. “You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole,” The Ancient One tells Strange. “You’ve spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many?”

We’ve seen aliens invade Earth, we’ve traversed the The Bifröst Bridge to Asgard where gods like Thor rule the land, and we’ve even witnessed myriad mutant powered people. Doctor Strange introduces an entirely new spin on the MCU with the exciting introduction of magic and alternate dimensions, and I cannot wait to see how Stephen Strange’s transformation into the Sorcerer Supreme affects everything that has come before and will come after.

Cumberbatch and his immediately acceptable English accent is joined on screen by Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Benedict Wong.

Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson (SinisterDeliver Us from Evil), hits theatres November 4. Dive into the gallery below to view not one but two epically cryptic theatrical posters.

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First look: Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange

Here’s your first look at Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Doctor Steven Strange, the most mythical superhero to emerge from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Without getting too heavy, Strange begins as a brilliant but egotistical surgeon. He survives a brutal car wreck but breaks the bones in his hands and loses the ability to perform surgery. He goes on to become a powerful sorcerer. You can refer to the Marvel comics or wait for the movie to fill in the gap. In any case, Entertainment Weekly scored this tantalizing first look at Cumberbatch suiting up for the role, and you can eye even more angles in the gallery below.

“We will take audiences through sort of a guide to the multiverse, other dimensions, and there are amazing things out there — wonders that are going to be hopefully visually extremely interesting and unique to this movie,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige tells EW. “But there are also very scary things in these other dimensions.”

Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson (SinisterDeliver Us from Evil) and also starring Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen (the Hannibal actor has been confirmed as the film’s main villain!), hits theatres November 4, 2016. Stick it here for more pics, clips, plot details, and the eventual trailer.