8:57pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Doctor Strange': First Teaser Introduces the Magic Side of the Marvel Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe just became a lot more magical.
Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange, bringing Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's self-styled Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen for the first time, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.
The feature brings a new dimension — literally — to Marvel's lineup, breaking from the straight-ahead superheroics of Captain America, Iron Man and The Avengers to offer an existential edge with the story of a surgeon who finds a new purpose in life — and a grander cosmic destiny — following a traumatic accident.
Also starring in the Scott Derrickson-directed feature are Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen. The movie will be released Nov. 4.
The trailer debuted on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday as part of the show's Marvel Week, which kicked off on Monday night with Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Paul Rudd and Anthony Mackie.