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“Doctor Strange,” Baby Groot, Take Root at Comic Con

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Marvel Studios(SAN DIEGO) — If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, you were in heaven this weekend.

All sorts of news from the comic book and film giant came out of Comic-Con in San Diego. Let’s start with the premiere of the second trailer for Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who turns to mysticism to try to heal his injured hands following a terrible car wreck — and ends up discovering the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The new, nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip prominently features Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Strange’s mentor, who helps transform the brilliant surgeon into the “Sorcerer Supreme.”

Speaking with ABC Radio at Comic-Con, director Scott Derrickson said of the film, “It is darker, I think, and more serious than maybe any Marvel movie….It’s not Guardians of the Galaxy but it’s by no means dour.”

Doctor Strange, co-starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, will be released November 4.

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, new footage from the sequel was screened, and Kurt Russell was confirmed to be playing Ego (AKA Ego, The Living Planet), the alien father of Chris Pratt’s half-earthling Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

The film will have a baby Groot, which director James Gunn says he spent a lot of time designing — and about whom lucky fans who saw a peek couldn’t stop gushing online.

“It was something that really ushered the movie in a new direction,” he says of the tree character, which was born out of the Groot that died in the first film. 

It was announced that a new attraction based on the Guardians of the Galaxy series will open at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, California, next summer. You can preview the ride by watching a featurette on Disneyland’s YouTube page.

The sequel debuts in May of 2017.

Marvel also unveiled Hulk-related props from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, as well as footage and concept art of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will have Tom Holland reprising the titular role after appearing in this year’s Captain America: Civil War.

“It’s a straight-up high school movie,” director Jon Watts described the project.

The film, also featuring Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei, hits theaters in July of 2017.

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