Marvel's Return To SDCC Might Feature New Trailers for 'Doctor Strange' And 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

Nicole Giacobone

San Diego Comic Con is going to be a major event for comic and movie fans next month with big announcements and expectations. This year, Marvel Studios returns to the most famous comic convention, and it seems as though they won't leave fans disappointed.

Scott Derrickson, the director for the upcoming Marvel's Doctor Strange, shared a behind-the-scenes image of actors Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, and himself on his Twitter. Derrickson also posted another tweet that fans took as a hint that a new Doctor Strange trailer might be released at SDCC.

It was announced in late April that 20th Century Fox will not have a major panel at SDCC this year. The major film studio explained that they are skipping the event due to piracy concerns of their exclusive content that was a problem at last year's event, according to The Wrap.

With 20th Century Fox not featuring any clips from their upcoming films, it certainly gives Marvel films more exposure to the media, particularly Doctor Strange, which has a November 4 release date.

A Marvel spokesperson tried to explain that they wanted to avoid showing an Asian character that featured racist stereotypes, as reported by Variety.

"The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic."

Action star Scott Adkins, whose character in Doctor Strange has not been announced in public, told The Huffington Post on June 9 that the upcoming movie has some scary elements, which can qualify the Marvel film as a horror flick.

"This is going to show that other dimension side. I'm sure [director] Scott Derrickson's going to bring some of his horror element into it as well. It's gonna be a different version of a Marvel comic."

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