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Doctor Strange trailer: How magical is Benedict Cumberbatch's sorcerer superhero?

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As befits a film about a superhero with magical powers, Doctor Strange seemed to simply vanish between EW’s First Look cover feature back in December and Benedict Cumberbatch’s sudden reappearance on the streets of Manhattan a week-and-a-half ago to shoot scenes with costar Chiwetel Ejiofor. But Marvel is going to make sure that we see a lot more of the Sorcerer Supreme in the months leading up to the movie’s Nov. 4 release. That process began Tuesday, with Cumberbatch’s unveiling of the movie’s first trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange also stars Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and a bald Tilda Swinton as Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One. “You’re a man looking at the world through a keyhole,” she tells Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange in the trailer. “You’ve spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many?”

Strange’s initial skepticism — “I don’t believe in fairy tales about chakras or energy or the power of belief,” he protests — gives way to wonder as the Ancient One shows him what’s possible, and the audience is treated to a series of kaleidoscopic, world-bending scenes, somewhat reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. “There are other ways to save lives. So much you don’t know,” the Ancient One tells Strange. “Teach me,” he pleads.

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You can see the Doctor Strange trailer above.