Doctor Strange (opens in new tab) is a dimension-hopping man capable of challenging your concept of reality. So naturally, when you need someone to write a few extra scenes for his debut movie, you call on the guy who co-created Rick & Morty, a cartoon about a dimension-hopping man capable of challenging your concept of reality - and decency. You call on Dan Harmon.
The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) claims that Harmon was tapped by Marvel after initial production had wrapped, meaning that his contributions will be minor in the grand scheme of things. If I had to guess, it's likely that Harmon was chosen specifically for his ability to weave humor through inter-dimensional planes as he does in Rick & Morty. Still, Harmon's got a very good reputation among the type of crowd that will go see Doctor Strange, so his involvement is a positive.
This isn't the first time Marvel has been tied to Harmon, though. The Russo brothers, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier (opens in new tab), Captain America: Civil War (opens in new tab), and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films (opens in new tab), were executive producers on the NBC series Community, which Harmon also co-created. Maybe we'll see another star from the show pop up as a cameo? Hey, it happened for Winter Soldier (opens in new tab) and Civil War (opens in new tab).
Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Mads Mikkelsen, Doctor Strange is released in UK cinemas on October 28, 2016 before opening in US theatres on November 4, 2016.
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