Time Goes Backwards in Clever TV Spot for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

October 5, 2016
Source: Twitter

Doctor Strange Time

"His time is now." Okay - this is cool. Disney has released a new, 30-second TV spot for Marvel's Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, and the entire thing runs in reverse. You need to see this! Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the Sorcerer Supreme, a comic book superhero that gains special mystical powers after meeting "The Ancient One", played by Tilda Swinton. This also features Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Adkins, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Benedict Wong. I needed to post about this TV spot because it's so clever and so cool. I love that they even run the dialogue backwards, I'm impressed Disney went with this. Hopefully it means they're excited for everyone experience this movie.

Here's the backwards TV spot for Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, first posted on Marvel's Twitter:

Doctor Strange

You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange, and the second full trailer here.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange and Tilda Swinton plays The Ancient One. The script was originally written by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer, with work by Jon Spaihts. Doctor Strange follows a once brilliant neurosurgeon forced into retirement after a car accident destroys his once skilled hands. He then meets the Ancient One on a trip to Tibet and learns to become the Sorcerer Supreme. After filming in London for the last four months, the film is being prepared for release this fall. Doctor Strange is directed by American filmmaker Scott Derrickson, of the films The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil previously. Disney will release Marvel's Doctor Strange in theaters everywhere starting November 4th, 2016 later this year. Excited for this yet?

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Marvel just keeps doing interesting things with these films. For every popcorn action movie, they do something just a little off the beaten path. Guardians and Ant Man were great additions to the universe; I'm hopeful this will follow in those footsteps. For somebody who knew virtually nothing about this character, I'm awfully interested in seeing this.

Mark on Oct 5, 2016


it does look positive, doesn't it? really good teaser. explains nothing really, yet gives you a strong sense of the potential powers of those featured in the trailer. particularly love Cumberbatch falling from on high into Swinton's hand. in a world of bland identikit trails, this actually does something that makes you sit up and take notice. props.

son_et_lumiere on Oct 5, 2016


And the Eye of Agamotto is NOT the time gem , right Kevin.......

My Kind Of Gal on Oct 5, 2016


LOL. Studios lie to our faces all the time.

DAVIDPD on Oct 5, 2016


well, I get that they want to keep some secrets. I've stopped watching the promos and trailers now. I just want to see the movie now ( which is getting pretty good reviews )

My Kind Of Gal on Oct 23, 2016


Like the work of derrickson, not everything but sinister I liked very much. Cumberbatch is a superb casting choice, so yeah i am in!

ari smulders on Oct 5, 2016


And I suppose you gain this while sitting with your legs "Crossed"?

tarek on Oct 5, 2016



RAW_D on Oct 5, 2016


Why does spammer always use bimbo pictures? oh wait! I get it. ( a boner) ;D

tarek on Oct 5, 2016


If it's got a semi-nekkid chick, CLICK ALL THE LINKS!

RAW_D on Oct 5, 2016


Wish I could click all over her body to open her links... ;D

tarek on Oct 6, 2016


Ah man! My hopes are at a fever pitch for this.

DAVIDPD on Oct 5, 2016


Wow that's a lot better. Always interested in Marvel (and DC), but that trailer makes me feel a whole lot better about the film.

Steven on Oct 5, 2016


That was AWESOME! Marvel keeps 1 upping themselves with originality for trailers. Just brilliant...

RAW_D on Oct 5, 2016

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