Strange isn't the only Marvel comic book character to gain his powers after a car wreck. In the comics, Jessica Jones also becomes a superhero when her entire family dies in a fateful vehicle collision.
This isn't the first time Cumberbatch fans have seen the actor with a beard. Season 3 of "Sherlock" depicts the actor with whiskers having being held captive when he goes on the run after faking his own death.
Rachel McAdams is clearly a medical colleague who helps save Dr. Strange's life after his car accident. Her character is also the human element who will keep him grounded in reality. But fingers crossed she's also Night Nurse from the Marvel comics.
After seeing this moment in the "Doctor Strange" trailer, fans might be comparing the impressive special effects to that of "The Matrix." Either way, the movie promises to be trippy in more ways than one.
In the final shot of the trailer, we see Cumberbatch in his full superhero costume as the majestic Doctor Strange walking into his Sanctum Sanctorum, inside his Greenwich Village townhouse in New York.
The film opens October 27 in Australia, October 28 in the UK and November 4 in the US.