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New Plot Details for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ & ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

5 months from now, the sorcerer supreme debuts his first live-action film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Doctor Strange while next year, the team of misfits return for another adventure in the cosmos.

With both Marvel Studios films now in the can, and on their way to San Diego Comic-Con in just a few weeks, fresh plot descriptions for both Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have been released (via Stitch Kingdom).

The new Doctor Strange synopsis reads as follows:

“Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.”

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Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme along with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One and Benedict Wong as Doctor Strange’s humble servant, Wong, and, in undisclosed roles, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker, and Mads Mikkelsen. The Scott Derrickson-directed film is set to debut on Friday, November 2016.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 synopsis reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast includes the return of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, who plays Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell. Look for the James Gunn-directed sequel to hit the big screen May 2017.

We’ll also have Spider-Man: Homecoming in July and Thor: Ragnarok in November, both 2017.

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