Everything we’ve seen from Marvel’s Doctor Strange already looks great, but it seems the flick is even getting an assist from one of the most acerbic comedy minds in the business.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Community and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon was tapped by Marvel at the last minute to script some last-minute scenes for Doctor Strange. The scenes were apparently added as part of some recent reshoots and “additional photography” (a common practice), and with Harmon at the keyboard, we’d imagine they might be adding a bit of lightness and humor to the mix.
If you’re unfamiliar with Harmon, he created the critically beloved (and criminally underrated) sitcom Community, which somehow managed to stave off cancellation (and even jumped to Yahoo! for its final season) for years. He also co-created the excellent Cartoon Network series Rick and Morty. He’s a funny guy, and it’s definitely an interesting move for Marvel to make (even if it was just for a few scenes of script pages).
Of course, this isn’t the first time Marvel has tapped comedy folks (and even Community staffers!) for high-profile gigs. Before tackling Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, Anthony and Joe Russo directed some of the best episodes of Community (along with Arrested Development and Happy Endings).
By tossing a few pages into the script here, Harmon joins director Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister), as well as Joe Spaihts (Prometheus) making up the film's writing team.
Doctor Strange opens Nov. 4.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)