Doctor Strange Trailer (2016)

Trailer for Doctor Strange.

After Stephen Strange, the world's top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One, who later becomes Strange's mentor in the mystic arts.

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The Doctor Strange concept and film has a rough go....and that is no understatement. Not sure if this would qualify as "development hell", especially since it wasn't a single studio trying to bring this story to the silver screen, it still took three decades to make happen. Columbia Pictures thought they were going to make a feature off a screenplay by Jeff Welch, but that fell through, causing the studio to drop the rights to the property only three years after acquisition.

Dimension Films thought they'd take a crack at it in 2001, but they quickly gave up and handed the property over to Miramax Films. Talent came and went, but still nothing could come from it. By this point the character was described as, "a tough one to write." Yeah, you think?

Paramount finally got the ball rolling with acquisition and a budget of $165 million in 2005. Marvel stepped in by 2009, hiring writers either familiar with the material or at least somewhat of a track record with adaptations. But that also didn't seem to really lead anywhere.

Finally, in 2014, Paul Feige confirmed that Doctor Strange would most definitely enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now here we are.

OK...WOW! Doctor Strange sure has brought the STRANGE in this trailer. It is The Matrix meets Inception with a twist of Marvel.

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I love Benedict and cannot wait to see this film! There is not much more to say but an amazing trailer that has done its #1 job, make me want to see this even more than I already did!

2 min 22 sec


Posted On
July 23, 2016
Scott Derrickson

Joshua Oppenheimer

Walt Disney Pictures

November 4, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Tilda Swinton
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