Doctor Strange is about to warp into theaters, and Marvel Studios is making sure that it doesn't lack in promotion. In addition to the slew of TV spots and featurettes, the cast of the film has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit.
Today we at least something better than the standard interview to brighten up your Friday: Jimmy Kimmel decided to have some fun with his obligatory showcase of Doctor Strange, and put together a fun little skit for fans and casual audiences to enjoy.
You would think this would be something you saw in an SNL sketch: Doctor Strange being hired to work as a magician at a kids party. However, since Jimmy Kimmel airs on ABC (owned by Disney), things can get kicked up a notch, so that Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch appears in the sketch - in his official Doctor Strange costume, no less!
Of course, money was clearly saved on the effects work, but for a late night sketch show, it's pretty impressive (Conan would never get a budget that big...). Meanwhile, early word on Doctor Strange is that it is a visual feast, with magic effects that are trippy and well worth a 3D IMAX ticket.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; and Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.