Time runs backwards in Marvel Studio’s latest Doctor Strange spot
Marvel Studios has just released a new Doctor Strange spot! This one focuses on time itself and, in a truly Strange fashion, it runs backwards. Check it out in the player below as Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme gives the Distinguished Competition’s Zatanna a nur rof reh yenom.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Amy Landecker (Transparent). The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).
The film 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.
Throughout the MCU, we’ve seen several of the comics’ Infinity Gems with two of the six MIA: Soul and Time. Although there’s no guarantee that any of the stones will appear in the film, the backwards nature of today’s Doctor Strange spot could potentially be a tease of the latter.
Doctor Strange continues “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, picking up in the wake of this year’s Captain America: Civil War. Catch it in theaters on Friday, November 4.
What do you think of this latest Doctor Strange spot? Do you think we’ll see the Time gem in the film? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATE: Marvel has now released a second version of the new Doctor Strange spot and this one runs forward. Check it out in the second player below!