When you look back, 2016 really belonged to superhero movies. From Batman vs. Superman to the Suicide Squad, it's been another year of big comic book films — and more are coming.
As the year comes to a close, Marvel is ready to start a new chapter in its comic book franchise, something it calls "Phase Three." It started with Captain America: Civil War. And the next chapter continues with Doctor Strange.
You've probably seen the trailers, promotional art, and even that skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But do you know anything about Doctor Strange? Chances are you don't — and that's totally okay. Doctor Strange isn't as big a name as say Spider-Man or Iron Man, but that doesn't mean he's not cool or important to this ever-expanding Marvel movie universe.
That's why we've put together a beginner's guide to Doctor Strange. Ahead, we have information on the characters, the villains, and anything else you need to know before heading to the movie. That way, you can keep up with all your friends when they geek out at the theater.