After the ultimate superhero battle between Team Iron Man and Team Captain America in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 continues later this year with the introduction of the Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange, which will take the audience to unexplored dimensions from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The two trailers released so far have given a glimpse at the mind-bending visuals that await for what has been described by those involved as “Marvel’s Fantasia.” The teasing has continued with the first pieces of merchandise that have been revealed, such as a calendar with previously unreleased art. As the release date approaches, Marvel unveils more Doctor Strange material to set the mood, and the first TV spot has now been released.
This 30-second spot doesn’t show new footage but instead emphasizes some key moments previously seen on the trailers, such as Stephen Strange’s arrival to the Ancient One’s temple, villain Kaecilius and his team creating chaos, and (of course) Benedict Cumberbatch showing off his Sorcerer Supreme costume – levitation cloak included.
As mentioned before, Doctor Strange will have a visual style quite different from what we have seen in the MCU until now, so it’s only natural that Marvel will encourage the audience to watch the movie in 3D for the ultimate visual experience. So far, the film seems to be selling itself as much on the fact that it's yet another installment in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as it is on the eye-popping, Inception-inspired visuals that hint at some exciting set pieces in which Strange will do battle with his enemies and introduce the mystical realm to viewers everywhere.
While it’s not uncommon for TV spots to be a mix of footage from previously released trailers, they sometimes include new content in the right amount: enough to raise excitement without revealing too much. Marvel has been especially cautious with everything surrounding Doctor Strange so we can only hope that the following spots will feature some new looks at what the Sorcerer Supreme will bring to the MCU.
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 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: Marvel, Comicbook.com
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