The Doctor Strange trailer premiered last night. In short, there’s nothing that really got me, not a reader of Doctor Strange, excited for the film. It’s a lot of Benedict Cumberbatch being serious, alternating between clean shaven and scruffy, scruffy him being trained by a bald Tilda Swinton playing the Ancient One (because apparently no Asian men were available), and a scene that really reminds me of a scene from Inception.
I’m not going to pretend to know much of anything about Doctor Strange. Maybe there’s some reasonable explanation for Swinton being the Ancient One. I don’t know. And I’ll still see the movie. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Cumberbatch is a good actor. And yes, it’s easy to tell that Stephen Strange was living a fine life being a doctor, until something happened to him, and then his life went off the rails, then of course he was chosen for a special power, as one tends to be.
Also, Warner Bros. confirmed at CinemaCon that there would be a stand alone Batman film starring in and directed by Ben Affleck. I like this news. He was good as Batman, and is an accomplished director. Really interested to see who’s writing and when this movie is set. And before you look for what I said on Batman v Superman, don’t. I haven’t written anything on it. I’ve seen it, and liked it. But some life things happened and never got around to writing a review. At this point, I’m going to wait for the Director’s Cut, and review that.