“Maybe, who am I to judge?” Mads Mikkelsen’s fabulous-looking villain Kaecilius snarks at the end of this minute-long Doctor Strange teaser. It’s the first bit of humor—awkward, at that—we’ve seen from the movie, and perhaps a good sign that the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t take itself too seriously.
Of course, the other new moment is much more serious: “The Avengers protect the world from physical dangers,” Wong (Benedict Wong) says, showing Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) exactly where he stands in the MCU. “We safeguard it against more mystical threats.” Like Inception-style city bending?
The official synopsis, from Marvel:
Marvel’s Doctor Strange 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.
Doctor Strange comes to theaters November 4.