The Honest Trailers crew turns their attention to Iron Man. Wait, we mean Doctor Strange.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the most recent Marvel Studios film, boasted some absolutely spectacular visuals — and a very familiar storyline.
The latest entry in the popular YouTube series Honest Trailers points out a few of the many similarities between Stephen Strange and another Marvel superhero, Tony Stark.
“Experience the grand illusion that you haven’t seen this movie before as you sit through the heroic origins of this cocky but capable, super rich, wisecracking workaholic, with a weird goatee, in love with a redheaded subordinate, learning to be less selfish, played by a famous Sherlock Homes actor.”
Or, as they put it more succinctly: “You ever watch Iron Man on weed?”
Funnily enough, Doctor Strange screenwriter Jon Spaihts did address the similarities when the film was released.
“There is a kind of vague parallel between the two of them,” Spaihts told The Hollywood Reporter.
“These are both rich, successful, brilliant men with a sardonic wit and an eye for the ladies. And they have fairly similar looks. Happily, I think the simple reality of having them played by these two very individual and talented actors will serve to differentiate them. As for whether Strange will inherit the mantle of the cocky patriarch of the Avengers, I have no idea. Obviously, no one wants to see [Robert] Downey [Jr] stop playing this role.”