New Featurette Explains Everything to Know About 'Doctor Strange'

Inside the Magic - Marvel's Doctor Strange - Featurette 1 - Screen shot -H 2016
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Magic "brings out this spiritual dimension that he never knew was possible," says Benedict Cumberbatch of Marvel's next big screen hero.

What makes Doctor Strange special? A new featurette from Marvel Studios lays out the basic plot of the movie and suggests that its latest hero will be special because of his combination of arrogance and compassion.

"Strange is incredibly arrogant, brilliant, sort of extraordinary, and his need to control fate, to control destiny and, in particular, death has brought him to the height of his profession as a neurosurgeon," explains Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the eponymous Stephen Strange. But when an accident robs him of his ability to operate, he looks for a way to return to the life he once knew, only to leave it forever.

"My character introduces him to this different, very mystical world," says Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays Mordo in the movie. "It brings out this spiritual dimension that he never knew was possible," continues Cumberbatch. "He soon realizes the potential for him to help on a grander scale than he ever knew existed."

For Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, however, there's another exciting element to the feature besides its leading man. "I'm excited about the villains in this film," he says. "These are people who become seduced by what they find on the other side. … They're interested in spilling the barriers between dimensions, which would annihilate our entire universe." Let's hope that Strange doesn't find himself equally entranced by the possibilities of magic, for all our sakes…

Doctor Strange will be released Nov. 4. Watch the new video below.