The next movie installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Doctor Strange, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the man who would be the Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Vincent Strange. Doctor Strange will have a major presence at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego (later this week, at the time of writing this) for that very reason, with director Scott Derrickson among those on-deck to debut previously-unreleased footage from the film at the ‘Con.
Beyond that, the Doctor Strange panel at Comic-Con could help to further usher in the next wave of marketing for the Marvel Comics film adaptation. As part of that marketing push, a fresh theatrical poster for Doctor Strange – featuring Cumberbatch in costume front and center – has already been released and spotted at multiple theaters in the U.S. by fans.
We’ll update this article with an official, higher-resolution version of the new Doctor Strange poster once it has been released by Marvel Studios. In the meantime, you can check out a photo of the new Doctor Strange poster (hat tip to MCU Exchange), below:
While the above Doctor Strange poster is fairly subdued and grounded in presentation, the expectation is that the footage in future trailers and commercials for the film will be much, well, stranger than the material presented in the movie’s original teaser trailer and one-sheets. The Doctor Strange comic book source material and 2007 animated movie (said to be a heavy influence on the live-action MCU film) delve into the supernatural realm of the Marvel Universe – a place crawling with bizarre creatures and psychedelic imagery. Doctor Strange co-writer C. Robert Cargill has indicated the film will follow suit, teasing that the initial trailer only skims the surface when it comes to showing “just how crazy this movie gets.”
Future Doctor Strange trailers and posters should also better showcase Derrickson’s influence on this particular Marvel property as a horror filmmaker (see Hellraiser: Inferno, Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil), in addition to the film’s elaborate special effects and impressive cast in action; including, costars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 3), and Benedict Wong (The Martian), among others. In other words: look for the Doctor Strange marketing to kick it up a notch (and then some), hereon forward.
Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, followed by 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 Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – 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: MCU Exchange