The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a little more magical — or perhaps we should say strange. “Doctor Strange” will be the next Marvel movie in theaters after “Captain America: Civil War,” and the trailer shows that it’s certainly epic enough to follow the massive superhero team-up.
“Doctor Strange” introduces Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he becomes a sorcerer. The teaser trailer is only a couple minutes long, but there may have been a few things that viewers didn’t notice on their first viewing.
Shaking Hands — The trailer shows Strange holding up shaky hands, and they are a crucial part of the plot. The nerve damage is part of what leads him on his journey to the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). After a car accident, the Doctor can no longer be a surgeon…at least, not without a little magical assistance.
Rachel McAdams — The doctor that Strange sees on his way to surgery isn’t random. Rachel McAdams’ character still hasn’t been named but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige assured audiences that she is important. “She is someone he connects with at the beginning, and reconnects with, and helps anchor his humanity,” he told Entertainment Weekly in December. Cumberbatch also would not confirm or deny that this character is his love interest.
Baron Mordo — Doctor Strange’s nemesis is Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), but the villain doesn’t see much action in the trailer. There is a quick shot of his back at the 57-second mark and a close up at 1:27.
Sanctum Santorum — Okay, this one is actually hard to miss in the final shot of the trailer, but the meaning of that place may have gone over the heads of those who are unfamiliar with Strange’s story. Sanctum Santorum is Strange’s home, but much like the surgeon himself, it isn’t very normal. The New York townhouse is bigger on the inside and has a ton of mystical energy. It’s also protected from magical attacks, so expect the safe haven to play a big part in the action film.
Watch the “Doctor Strange” trailer below:
“Doctor Strange” hits theaters Nov. 4, 2016.