Marvel Studios has built up enough goodwill at this point that they could probably get away with just releasing a title and release date and still pack their fair share of theaters. But if you simply must know what Doctor Strange is about, the official synopsis for each film has been unveiled and they are glorious in their vagueness.
Let’s go in chronological order here. First up is Doctor Strange, which is directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s master of mysticism, Dr. Stephen Strange. This paragraph doesn’t tell us much that already didn’t know (it’s a basic summary of his origin story), but there’s enough emphasis on his actual super powers and role in the Marvel Universe that we can hope the movie gets down proper Sorcerer Supreme-ing quickly. Here you go:
"Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe."
Doctor Strange is set to open in theaters on November 4, 2016.
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