A new, 30-second ad for Marvel’s Doctor Strange really wants to stress the importance of time in the upcoming superhero film which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Now while this repetitive message may just be a strange way to remind you that the mystical, magical elements of the Sorcerer Supreme’s origin story are going to be a real mindtrip, we think it’s actually a clever (though not so subtle) way of reminding Marvel fans that some Infinity Stones have yet to be claimed. Perhaps Dr. Stephen Strange has more on his hands than even he understands …
Also starring Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Mads Mikkelsen as the nefarious Kaecillius, along with Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Benjamin Bratt, Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4th.
Check out the teaser for Doctor Strange below:
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— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) October 5, 2016
Take a look at and listen to the same promo in reverse here:
Watch the new reverse Doctor Strange TV spot, then how a Reddit user reversed it again to see & hear it forward: https://t.co/APjnreWjqR
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) October 5, 2016
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.
For more on Doctor Strange, be sure to check out some of our recent write-ups, followed by Cumberbatch introducing Marvel’s charitable “Hero Acts” campaign:
- ‘Doctor Strange’: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Making Baron Mordo an Ally Instead of an Enemy
- ‘Doctor Strange’: 45 Things to Know About Marvel’s Biggest Spectacle Yet
- ‘Doctor Strange’: Scott Derrickson on Making a Mystical Martial Arts Movie and Keeping it Strange
- Kevin Feige on Why ‘Doctor Strange’ Has the Most Interesting Character Arc since Iron Man
- ‘Doctor Strange’: New Character Posters Introduce the Sorcerers of the Kamar-Taj