Every trailer in Doctor Strange talks not only about magic and sorcery, but about other worlds and dimensions. The trailer that was released at SDCC did that again.
Doctor Strange Director director Scott Derrickson talked with ComicBook.com about the film, and said that this will indeed be the beginning the Marvel Multiverse.
“I think that the short answer is this is the movie where Marvel goes full weird,” Derrickson says. “That full weirdness is written in the Ditko images, the Jack Kirby images, the early Doctor Strange comic book panels that are still to this day so mind blowing.”
“What the comics did was, they brought with Doctor Strange an extra dimension into psychadelia, mysticism, and spirituality and all these very 60’s things and broke open the Marvel comic book universe into the Marvel multiverse,” the director adds. “I think Doctor Strange is going to be the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It’s really serving the same function that the comic did. Even though it was a weird aberration as a comic book, I think it was a real linchpin in the comics. It ended up being decades of new stories and I think this movie will do the same thing.”