Stephen Strange is the One in the First Doctor Strange TeaserApril 13th, 2016
Sit down boys and girls, it’s time for another superhero origin story. The first teaser for Marvel’s Doctor Strange is the visual equivalent of the character’s wiki entry. Dr. Stephen Strange was a great surgeon, but an accident damaged the nerves in his hands, rendering him unfit to work. While looking for ways to heal his limbs, he meets the being known only as The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton, who reveals the wonders of mysticism and alternate dimensions, eventually training Strange to be the Sorcerer Supreme.
Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Strange’s comic book nemesis Baron Mordo, but as revealed last year, movie Mordo isn’t totally evil. Rumors point to Mads Mikkelsen’s unnamed character as the movie’s baddie. So far, so meh, but although director Scott Derrickson’s body of work isn’t impressive I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Besides, I need a minute to step back and appreciate what happened these past eight or so years. Who would have thought that Doctor freakin’ Strange would get an AAA movie? I’ll never get over how Fox wasted Wolverine and Hugh Jackman, but man the success of the MCU still seems surreal to me. So thanks RDJ and Jon Favreau for paving the way for mystical Neo.