We finally have an official teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange and fans cannot be anymore excited. The footage looks great and I think we are going to see a solid performance by the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Alright. With that being said, what does this all mean for not just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but all Marvel films and movies? Let's take a look.
Bringing The Galaxy To Earth
Most fans were quick to notice that Marvel now has an even more sensible way of intertwining Earth's Mightiest Heroes with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the rest of space. Doctor Strange has been know to bend and twist time and dimensions, so logically we will see some form of that use of power in the MCU. Possibly, Doctor Strange might be the reason the Avengers are notified of the Guardians' existence and Thanos's plan for domination. Just thinking about this gets me so hyped for Infinity War.
MCU And Netflix Series Crossover
Building off of the idea that Doctor Strange can manipulate dimensions increases the chances of fans getting to see some of Marvel's Netflix characters in the MCU. Could you imagine seeing Daredevil up on the big screen, battling alongside the Avengers in Infinity War? It's a very interesting possibility if you think about it. Even if it never ends up happening, Marvel will from here on out always have that option on the cards.
And now, thanks to Doctor Strange, the coolest and most interesting possibility for the MCU is...
Marvel Studios And 20th Century Fox Film Crossovers
Did you hear that? The door of possibilities just got kicked wide open. Fox-owned characters could finally have a chance to star alongside their rightful Marvel super friends. This could even be a form of redemption for some films, including the newly rebooted Fantastic Four film that was greeted with heavy criticism late last year. The X-Men would also have a shot at participating in the events of the Infinity War without Fox having to give up the character film rights. Not to mention that this would allow the latest media rumor to come true. Which is a Spider-Man and Deadpool crossover film. Director Tim Miller even stated during a Deadpool press day that he and producer Simon Kinberg are actively "trying to build bridges" with Marvel over the use of the character. Kinberg, while laughing, also added this:
"With all of the deals that have recently started happening, we asked if they could get visitation rights to Sony’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. I would love to see it. Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we'd love to see it.”
Despite Kinberg's optimism, it's no secret that Marvel and Fox Studios have a pretty shaky relationship. But only time will tell, I suppose.
That's all I have for now. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.
'Doctor Strange' hits theaters on November 4.
Could these Marvel crossovers be possible?