Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Do A Real Magic Trick

When Doctor Strange is released next month, moviegoers will witness Benedict Cumberbatch [...]

When Doctor Strange is released next month, moviegoers will witness Benedict Cumberbatch performing plenty of mind-bending magic, but all of it will be computer-generated.

However, in this new video Vanity Fair posted, the Sherlock star proves he doesn't need any digital assistance to pull off his own gravity-defying magic trick. Though, he did receive pointers from Kevin James, an award-winning magician who is part of The Illusionists.

While Cumberbatch explains why water is such a special resource and water conversation is very important, he keeps water from spilling out of an open bottle—even when turned upside-down. To make the trick look even more impressive, he takes a straw and sticks it up inside of the upside-down bottle, and still, the water doesn't come pouring out of the plastic container.


From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.

The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).

Marvel's Doctor Strange is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Marvel's Doctor Strange will cast a spell on audiences November 4, 2016.