Benedict Cumberbatch is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in November as the star of Doctor Strange. Since the film is the next one from Marvel Studios, it comes as no surprise that a trailer for the film was released during San Diego Comic-Con International.
The film, directed by Deliver Us From Evil‘s Scott Derrickson, will introduce movie audiences to the mystical world within the Marvel Universe. Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange, who is involved in a near-death car accident. He meets The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton, and is trained in the mystic arts and opened up to a whole new reality. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave stars as Karl Mordo, who was Strange’s villain in the comics. Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg and Madds Mikkelsen also join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in the film.
“He’s enraged by the mumbo jumbo he gets hit with until he’s catapulted into the reality of that world, and then the teachings begin, as they say,” Cumberbatch said of his character in interview with USA Today in April. “I hope you root for him.”
“Traditionally when you think about practitioners of sorcery, they tend to be static in the casting and speaking of spells, and then something odd happens that become the spectacle that you watch,” Derrickson told USA Today in April. “It’s just more immersive and bigger than the characters.”
Doctor Strange opens on November 4.