Robert Downey Jr took to social media to share a new clip from Marvel's upcoming movie Doctor Strange. The 51-year-old actor, who plays Iron Man/Tony Stark in Marvel Cinematic Universe, teased Strange times ahead, with reference to Benedict Cumberbatch debut in Marvel universe as sorcerer Stephen Strange.
The actor wrote, "Time to get STRANGE!" alongside the clip from the movie. The video opens with a cryptic message, "Our Heroes Are Getting Strange" it pays tribute to all the Avenger team. We see Iron Man's helmet, Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer (Mjolnir) accompanied by glowing mystical sigils that Strange uses in his spellcasting and fighting in the new film. Then, the spot shifts to an action footage of the Doctor himself fighting villain Kaecilius (played by Mads Mikkelsen) in a topsy-turvy cityscape.
Previously, Marvel President Kevin Feige teased that Doctor Strangehas the most interesting origin arc since Iron Man. He explained, "His origin has always been, like Tony Stark's, relatively stable, relatively consistent, and we're certainly pulling from that – the arrogant New York neurosurgeon, who's a bit of an ass, who's extremely arrogant, and who has a horrible accident, mangles his hands – his tools – and who loses his identity and loses himself."
"And has a nice downward spiral, before finding his way in a last-ditch effort in something he doesn't really believe in to Nepal, to the people who he will encounter and who will teach him and open his eyes to a whole other reality," Feige continued.
Calling Strange's origin arc "one of the coolest in comics," the Marvel head added, "So we're certainly doing that origin. I think it's one of the coolest origins in our comics. It's certainly, from a cinematic point of view, the most sort of interesting singular character journey maybe since Iron Man 1 that we've plucked from the books."
The movie is set for release on 4 November 2016.