It’s hard to believe that Marvel now has Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther in production right now. The studio has proven that the Marvel Cinematic Universe can expand its horizons in more exciting facets. And with their most recent film Doctor Strange, its success once again highlights the winning streak achieved in bridging these different genres and having them exist in a cohesive manner.
Director Scott Derrickson has plenty to be proud of with his film. From a pure visual spectacle, Doctor Strange dwarfs practically every other MCU film. But beyond the technical wizardry, the film further explores the supernatural realms of the MCU in a very unique way.
Recently, Derrickson spoke with CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg, and when asked about whether or not he had conversations with his fellow Marvel directors on using Doctor Strange properly, Derrickson responded by sharing a funny story about how he learned the plot to Avengers: Infinity War.
We shot our movie as a standalone movie. Strange isn’t really part of the MCU in the movie I made — he doesn’t enter it at all until those tag scenes at the end. And so I didn’t have any conversations with Taika. I know the plot of Infinity War because I ran into Joe [Russo] outside the bathroom at Marvel once. He just kind of ended up pitching it to me. [laughs] Which was great! So I know the basics. And Joe’s a great guy and we’re friends. But there was never any need to consult with me; I didn’t need it, I didn’t ask for it To be honest with you, how specifically they’re going to use Doctor Strange, to be honest, there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to know. I want the movie to be a surprise!
Yes indeed, Mr. Derrickson. Let’s hope that the Russo Brothers have a lot in store for the Sorcerer Supreme. You’ve already brought him to life on the big screen masterfully, and fans are just as excited as you to see what’s now in store for him.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be available on digital HD on February 14. The film will also be available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD on February 28.