Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Beast, and General Zod Star in New Trailer for 'The Current War'

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland are starring in one of the biggest box office franchises in history, and they've teamed up with Marvel Fox actor Nicholas Hoult and the DCEU's Michael Shannon to bring to life the biopic The Current War. The film has just dropped a new trailer, and you could say it's pretty fascinating.

Here's the official description:

Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

I have to say, though the movie seems like a small film, they managed to amass a very star-studded cast. Besides the likes of Hoult, Holland, Cumberbatch, and Shannon, The Current War also managed to nab Alien: Covenant's Katherine Waterston. You may also recognize Matthew Macfadyen as the guy playing J.P. Morgan.

When it comes to History, there has been this great debate online about Tesla being some unsung hero with Edison being a fraud and a hack who stole people's ideas. While I don't think movies are ever great sources for accuracy, it would be interesting to have some more light shed on this "current war."

The Current War is set to come out this October.

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