WARNING: Major spoilers for Doctor Strange and its mid-credits scenes below…
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The former confirms Doctor Strange for Thor: Ragnarok, as the Sorcerer Supreme pledges his help to find Thor’s missing father Odin.
“I didn’t talk to Taika [Waititi – the director of Thor: Ragnarok] about that at all,” recalled Derrickson. “Because we didn’t even know that was going to be the credits scene. We made the movie not knowing what the end credits scenes would be. Taika went in and shot that scene just because it was such a big, expensive set. And before we struck the set, Marvel was like, ‘we’re going to have to have the scene when Strange and Thor meet. Let’s go shoot it!’ So after I left, he just went in there.”
“All the directors are friends,” Derrickson continued. “We all talk on the phone or know each other personally. I never even bothered to read the scene. And then when we were talking about tags when we had finished our cut, Kevin [Feige] brought that one up, and they cut it together, and I was like, ‘this is great! We have to use this!'”
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 25th 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, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius and Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrator) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.