The Marvel Cinematic Universe has largely been set on Earth so far, but recently, an effort to explore the cosmos have expanded the reaches of the universe. At the end of this year, Doctor Strange will bring a new aspect to the world by introducing magic and the idea of multiple universes or realities. Magic has so far been explained as science we do not yet understand, but this movie will show what real magic looks like in the MCU. Even with it being a lesser known property, Marvel has done all it can to make this a movie that audiences will want to see.
Having now released multiple trailers that heavily feature the use of magic in Doctor Strange, Marvel is continuing to market the movie to keep it in people’s minds. Now, the studio have released multiple high resolution photos that offer an even clearer look at what the upcoming comic book adaptation has in store for moviegoers.
The following official Doctor Strange photos do not feature any new looks at movie; rather, they are high-resolution screenshots from the film’s previously-released trailer and TV spot footage. Included below are images of such key characters in the movie as (Doctor) Stephen Vincent Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Wong (Benedict Wong), the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) – and a whole lot of magic.
Even though the photos themselves do not reveal anything new for the film, it is just the next step that Marvel normally takes in their process to promote their movies. There is just over three months until the movie is released, which means a third and final trailer should be on the way in the next few weeks. Doctor Strange is not a character that most people will be familiar with prior to the movie coming out, so Marvel Studios will want to give the movie the push it needs to be another financial success for them.
If the Marvel Studios title card was not in place, having Benedict Cumberbatch be the face of the franchise will certainly help bring in audiences. He is one of the bigger names in Hollywood at the moment, and after focusing largely on more dramatic performances, it should be interesting to see him in one of the bigger movies of the year. After all, Marvel wants this to be a franchise so getting audiences attached to him, and Mordo, in the first film will certainly help make that a reality.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Marvel [via Collider]