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'Doctor Strange' violates laws of physics, meets the Ancient One in new trailer

Don’t let the cape fool you: Doctor Strange isn’t your garden-variety superhero and, based on the latest trailer, Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange won’t be your typical superhero film.

The film’s latest spot made its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego over the weekend, and it dives deep into the trippy, time-and-space-bending occult powers that its eponymous hero possesses, while revealing more of the character’s backstory.

You can watch the entire trailer above, which is chock-full of new footage. As you might have expected, the known laws of physics are violated frequently and beautifully (see: New York City folding up like oragami), but there are a few other interesting takeaways. We get to see (and hear) more of Mads Mikkelsen’s villainous Kaecilius this time around, we get a closer look at the relationship between Strange and the mysterious Ancient One, and the trailer ends with a very clever joke. Apparently, even folks with mystical powers still have use for the magic of the internet — they’re not savages, after all.

The spot runs about 2:21, making it a bit longer and meatier than the first official trailer, which debuted in April. As per ScreenCrush, a new poster (below) and a short clip from the film also debuted at Comic-Con. In the new footage, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) meets Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One for the first time.

Apart from those mentioned above, Doctor Strange stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Benedict Wong (The Martian), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Mean Girls), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Amy Landecker (Transparent). The film is due out in theaters November 4.

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