Trailer: “Dr. Strange” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Squeee! Marvel’s first tease of the upcoming Dr. Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Via USA Today:

While a lot of the Marvel movies just jump right in (there have been 12 so far — 13 when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters), Doctor Strange is going to take its time introducing you to the Sorcerer Supreme. Stephen starts out as a surgeon, who, after a very bad car accident that we see in the opening of the trailer, has nerve damage in his hands and thus loses his whole life. He heads for some soul searching in the Himalayas where he meets a mystical figure called The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton).

Speaking of which …

The Hulk had gamma radiation. Captain America had a serum. Iron Man has his tech toys. Doctor Strange, though, has straight-up magic on his side. You saw that bit where Swinton pushed Cumberbatch out of himself? Yeah, that was pretty cool. And it was pure magic. Not all heroes are the results of science experiments gone wrong. But, hey, he definitely wears a cape.

The visual effects look amazing – just as they should for a Dr. Strange movie. I’m definitely looking forward to this 🙂

 In theaters November 4th.

Tom Hardy on “wish list” for Marvel Comics upcoming “Dr. Strange”

Tom Hard (L), and Benedict Cumberbatch (R)

Tom Hardy (!!!) and Benedict Cumberbatch seem to be at the top of Marvel’s wish list to star in an upcoming film adaptation of “Doctor Strange.”

From Deadline:

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created the character in 1963 as a neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts.

Hardy, by way of playing “Bane” in The Dark Knight Rises, is closer. He just starred in the superb Steven Knight-directed drama Locke, and he wrapped Child 44 and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Cumberbatch, coming off August: Osage County and 12 Years A Slave, next will be seen starring in the Morten Tyldum-directed Imitation Game, which The Weinstein Company opens on November 21 during Oscar season.

Both are super-busy these days, but I’m down for a hunky “Doc Strange” via Tom Hardy. Where do I buy the tickets?

Don’t forget, Tom is also in the middle of prepping/shooting the upcoming Elton John biopic.  There’s a reason why we like Mr. Hardy so much here at The Randy Report 🙂

Just a little reminder of Mr. Tom Hardy shirtless.  Need I say anything more?

(h/t Advocate)