Marvel Studios is poised to make its first foray into the realm of the mystical with 2016’s Doctor Strange, and while the initial casting process for the comics adaptation was rather lengthy, things are now barreling towards a late 2015 start-date for production. The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson is helming the picture, with Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the lead role of Doctor Strange, a Tony Stark-esque cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands in an accident and, while on a subsequent quest to heal himself, stumbles across magic.
Casting is underway, with Tilda Swinton in negotiations to play Strange’s mentor the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to reportedly play the villainous Baron Mordo, but we’re still about a year and a half away from the film’s release. With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this summer, we shouldn’t expect to see anything from Doctor Strange until next spring at the earliest, but one fan figured this was too long to wait and went ahead and created a fairly fantastic fan-made title sequence for the movie.
The video puts a wonderfully trippy spin on a Marvel title sequence set to The Flaming Lips’ “W.A.N.D.” It works incredibly well, and while fan-made videos normally aren’t terribly up to snuff, I’d argue Marvel should get on the phone with this guy and officially hire him to create the real Doctor Strange credits sequence.
Watch the fan-made video below, created by Alex Silver of This Is Productions. Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 6, 2016.