Feast your eyes on it:
It’s definitely going to be a very effects heavy film, which makes sense considering the magical elements involved with the character.
In the trailer we get a glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in his high-class world before a car accident lands him in the hospital, where we also see his love interest Christine Palmer, played by Rachel McAdams, sitting by his bed.
After that he seems to go on some worldwide journey, ending up in, what looks like, Asia, where he’s trained by a bald Tilda Swinton to become a powerful sorcerer. We also get to see Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Wong, who both appear to be part of a team of sorcerers that are interested in Dr. Strange’s potential.
We’re treated to more effects wizardry (pun intended) and Strange’s transformation into the powerful sorcerer. Then we see the antagonist Kaecilius, played by Mads Mikkelsen, who has creepy makeup around his eyes that makes it look like the skin is cracked apart. He’s accompanied by followers in the same style of dress and face make-up. We hear him say “I am death” as he causes rooms and buildings to bend to his will.
More impressive effects ensue, especially of cities and buildings being twisted and sucked into the ground. We get to see Benedict in full Dr. Strange costume, complete with goatee and graying hair. The trailer ends with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Baron Karl Mordo character giving Strange a piece of paper with the word “shamballa” on it. Strange asks if it’s his mantra, to which Baron replies: “It’s the wi-fi password. We’re not savages.”
Doctor Strange releases to theaters November 4, 2016.