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A list of trivia related to Doctor Strange:

Reference to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Reference to the Marvel Comics

Deleted Scenes and Concepts

  • Originally, Scott Derrickson intended to make Nightmare the main villain of the movie, but Kevin Feige was against it. “Kevin made a very cogent case,” said Derrickson. “The trouble with starting with Nightmare is getting across the idea of the Dream Dimension as another dimension. The movie was challenging enough. It's already an exposition-heavy movie... Dormammu made the most sense. And he is the most present villain in the comics.”
  • The property master Barry Gibbs revealed that the Ebony Blade was meant to appear in the movie, alongside the other relics conserved in the New York Sanctum. "That was going to go into a book called the Lexicon of Relics, but the Ebony Blade was taken out of the script. I don't quite know why. Again, as things evolved, it wasn't pertinent to the script. Things just moved on." [1]
  • In an early draft of the movie, Stephen Strange was meant to became the Sorcerer Supreme by the end of the movie, but Derrickson and his crew had many many problems with that.
  • In concept art for the Chamber of Relics the Screaming Idol was featured.



  • The film has been in development since 1986. Wes Craven was set to direct in 1992. Later in 2001, David S. Goyer was going to write and direct. In 2008, Guillermo del Toro was brought on as director. In 2014, Mark Andrews, Jonathan Levine, Nikolaj Arcel, Scott Derrickson and Dean Israelite were on the shortlist to direct with Derrickson being the ultimate choice.
  • This is the second film to feature Doctor Strange after a live-action TV movie featuring Peter Hooten in the lead role in 1978 that premiered on CBS, which was airing The Amazing Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk TV series at the time.
  • This film introduces a new Marvel Studios logo, now incorporating elements from previous films into the animation. Like Thor: The Dark World, the previous film to introduce a new studio logo, it is the second film in its respective phase.

Unorganized Trivia

  • Rachel McAdams' startled reaction in the broom closet of Metro-General Hospital was genuine, since the mop handle fell completely by accident, and scared McAdams almost out of her skin. Scott Derrickson decided to keep the reaction in the film, since she never broke character.