Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson just wrapped production on Doctor Strange after shooting its final scenes in public view in downtown New York, with its characters in full costume. Doctor Strange represents the second chapter of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which begins in just a few short weeks with Captain America: Civil War.
And since Civil War's red carpet world premiere took place today, Disney and Marvel are utilizing the buzz to promote their other 2016 tentpole. Star Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the neurosurgeon/Sorcerer Supreme, was the featured guest - alongside Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark Gregg - on tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live (the Captain America 3 cast was there yesterday) where he presented the very first Doctor Strange teaser trailer.
Derrickson, alongside Marvel Studios boss and producer Kevin Feige (who has been pushing Strange as a passion project for many years), have frequently boasted that one of the most exciting and unique elements of this particular origin story are its mind-bending visuals. From dealing with multiple dimensions and mysticism to quantum realms and astral planes and even time, Doctor Strange is touted as being something special in 3D for the studio and now we have a least a taste of what that could look like... and it looks similar to Inception.
And just moments before Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Doctor Strange Twitter account updated its background to feature the brand new official movie logo treatment. See below, and check out the first official Doctor Strange poster if you missed it. Update: Another new poster and two photos were released as well:
And here's the original logo revealed by Marvel Studios when Doctor Strange was first officially announced back in October 2014:
Stay tuned for more details and analysis! Share your thoughts on our first real look at Doctor Strange in the comments!
In "Doctor Strange," famous neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers career-ending injuries in a devastating car crash. Seeking help in the furthest reaches of the world, Strange uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions! Witness the powerful doctor in the poster above.
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016, followed by Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018;Ant-Man and the Wasp– July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans– July 12, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on May 1, July 10 and November 6, 2020.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live
Art by Mehdi Cheggour.