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Watch the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Published Apr 13th, 2016 7:45AM EDT

A new Marvel superhero is getting his own movie this year, Doctor Strange. Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, neurosurgeon Stephen Vincent Strange becomes a person with special powers after he embarks on a multi-dimensional quest to fix his injured hands from a previous accident. That’s how he becomes Doctor Strange and ends up serving a Sorcerer Supreme, Earth’s protector against magical and mystical things. A first teaser trailer for the upcoming blockbuster is already available.

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Cumberbatch is joined by Tilda Swinton (Ancient One) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), in this adventure.

In addition to telling Doctor Strange’s story, the movie also happens to provide fans with additional information leading up to the Avengers: Infinity War movies set to launch in 2018 and 2019. It’s not clear how, but Doctor Strange is also connected to the events in the upcoming Avengers movies. Directors and writers of Infinity War movies already revealed some early details about the upcoming pictures, saying they’ve been working closely with writers and directors of other Avengers Phase 3 films to make sure the stories click.

Doctor Strange premiers in theaters on November 4th, almost five months after Captain America: Civil War. Check out the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.