The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Dan Harmon has contributed to the screenplay for Marvel’s upcoming Phase Three origin story Doctor Strange, with the Community co-creator brought in to provide some last minute rewrites on the superhero blockbuster.
According to the site, Harmon came on board after post-production had wrapped, and contributed pages for “additional photography”, a.k.a. reshoots, which is of course a common occurrence on Marvel Studios productions (and most blockbusters today, for that matter). The actual screenplay is credited to director Scott Derrickson and his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill, who also share a story credit with Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).
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.
Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28th in the UK and November 4th in the US, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directing a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) as Christine Palmer and Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius and Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrator).