New 'Doctor Strange' Trailer Shows Mind-Blowing Visuals and Character Backstory

The second official trailer for Doctor Strange, which debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday, shows more sky-bending visuals and character backstory.

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Back in April, we got a preliminary taste of Benedict Cumberbatch's entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange. Our first look at the film left plenty to be excited about, such as Mads Mikkelson's portrayal of a mysterious, heavily made-up villain. The second official trailer for Doctor Strange, which debuted at Comic-Con on Saturday, shows more of the sky-bending visuals and mystic fun that'll hit theaters later this year. 

In the upcoming film, Cumberbatch plays the role of Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who becomes the Sorcerer Supreme under the tutelage of the Ancient One, portrayed by Tilda Swinton. With this new trailer, we get a better look at Strange's origin story, which includes a near-fatal car accident and his life changing trip to Tibet where he meets Swinton's character. Aside from more character context, the new trailer showcases more of the dizzying visual effects that play a huge role in the film. 

Although most of the new trailer is quite intense—and for a good reason—there's an unexpected moment of comic relief at the end. Chiwetel Ejiofor's Baron Mondo hands Strange a card inscribed with the word "Shamballa," and Strange inquires, "What's this, my mantra?" Without missing a beat, Mondo responds, "The WiFi password. We're not savages." Nothing like a good WiFi joke to grab the attention of millennial audiences.

Doctor Strange hits theaters on Nov. 4. 

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