Marvel has released the worldwide trailer debut for Doctor Strange, and — I gotta say — I have never been so excited for comic movie in quite a while.
Written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange is an origin film about a world-class neurosurgeon who, after being forced to abandon his career as a result of crippling his hands in a car accident, becomes the Sorcerer Supreme tasked with protecting the Earth against magical and mystical threats in the Marvel universe.
In the trailer, we get a closer look at British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in his role as Dr. Stephen Strange, said Sorcerer Supreme, as well as his dark, twisted and downright weird world. Other notable characters are the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Strange’s mentor, and her student Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Now, watch and be amazed…
With its focus on magic and extra-dimensional entities, Doctor Strange will definitely set a new tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be tied is some way to Avengers: Infinity War. Strange is one of the most powerful beings in Marvel comics, so expected him to be a big player in the impending battle against Thanos.
The movie releases on November 4, 2016.
Get Nostalgic With This New Mary Poppins Returns Trailer
This blast from the past will make you feel nostalgic…
Walt Disney Pictures’ has released a second trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the classic 1964 family adventure.
Directed by Rob Marshall and set in the same time period of the original novels, the film takes place in 1930s depression-era London and has Emily Blunt succeed Julie Andrews as the series’ iconic magical nanny. It also draws from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.
Watch it and let us know what you think…
Look Out For Many Easter Eggs In Venom Movie
Easter eggs are scattered throughout this Marvel Comics adaptation.
Despite Venom’s history as one of Spider-Man’s most popular nemesis, not being in the same cinematic universe as the webs-linger leaves his movie precariously isolated in this era of interconnected blockbusters. Fortunately, even though there isn’t likely to be any acknowledgement or direct references to Spider-Man, the character has a rich history in the comic book world to draw from
Director Ruben Fleischer assured viewers, especially comic book fans, in an interview with Fandango that the Venom movie will contain a few subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the source material, stating:
“I definitely tried to pepper in Easter eggs throughout the film. Some are more obvious than others. I’m excited for fans of the comics to see the movie.”
Look no further than the third trailer (shown above) for one of the Easter eggs, which features a threat issued by Eddie Brock after merging with the Venom symbiote that was pulled straight from the pages of an Amazing Spider-Man comic book. Fleischer added:
“Even a line that’s featured in the trailer: ‘Eyes, lungs, pancreas. So many snacks, so little time,’ is directly taken from the comics. It was exciting to me that people recognized that and appreciated that.”
The new Venom movie also includes some nods to the franchise’s future, and as the first installment of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, sows the seeds for potential spinoffs.
Keep an eye out during the post-credits sequence.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Gets First Trailer, Watch it
Marvel Entertainment has released the first teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and everyone is looking good.
Released just hours after director James Gunn tweeted the first poster of the movie, the trailer features just about every major character you’ve come to expect from the series, including Yondu and Nebula, both of whom seem to be less antagonistic than they were in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
Watch it and let us know what you think …
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Kurt Russell (Ego), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), and Vin Diesel (Groot). It hits theaters around the word beginning April 25, 2017.