To promote the “Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look” free IMAX ticket giveaway, Marvel has released a new TV spot for director Scott Derrickson’s “Doctor Strange.” The commercial showcases new footage of the titular Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Benedict Wong as the mystical trainer Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and Mads Mikkelsen as the villainous Kaecilius.
Swinton’s Ancient One narrates the beginning of the video: “You think you know how the world works. You think that this material world is all there is. But what if I told you the reality you know is one of many?”
“The Avengers protect the world from physical dangers,” Wong tells Strange. “We safeguard it against more mystical threats.”
The video also provides a closer look and explanation of how magic wielders harness energy and shape reality. Instead of using magical wands and twiddling fingers in the air, magic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe involves physical training and weaponry, as the Sorcerer Supreme displays by conjuring a mystical whip out of thin air.
Not to be overlooked, the fan-favorite Marvel Studios humor pops up when Kaecilius and Strange discuss how to properly address the newest master of the mystical arts, while the ending scene shows Strange and Mordo leaping from one skyscraper to another, as the city around them folds into itself.
“Doctor Strange” opens November 4, 2016.
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