I’ve been rather on the fence about the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. It’s partly due to the entire rack of new characters they’re going to start throwing at us (I’d like my Captain Marvel movie more than yet another white dude, please and thanks. And hold the Spiderman.) It’s also partly due to the overcasting of Benedict Cumberbatch. (And I say this as a total fan of just about everything he’s done.)
But then I saw the trailer….and I think I might be more sold on this movie than I have been on a stand alone Marvel film since Captain America: Winter Soldier. (For the record, I do not count the new Captain America movie as a stand alone. It’s Avengers 2 1/2.)
But I’m not seeing this for Cumberbatch–though I’m sure I’ll enjoy him. I’m seeing this joint for Tilda Swinton.