The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a strong connection to the fan favorite NBC series ‘Community’. It all started when Marvel Studios tapped Anthony and Joe Russo to direct ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ before moving on to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and beyond. The directing duo then brought along Danny Pudi and Jim Rash for memorable cameos in both of their MCU films. But now, Kevin Feige and company have made the connection even stronger as they have apparently brought in the show’s creator to do some work in the MCU.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the House of Ideas turned to ‘Community’ and ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon to write some last-minute scenes for ‘Doctor Strange’. Their sources say that Harmon, who has also done a bit of movie work on ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Monster House’, was brought on after the movie wrapped principal photography and his scenes were filmed along with other reshoots (which may have included a cameo from Tony Stark), but there are no details regarding exactly what they entailed.
Based on his previous work, one would assume that Harmon was brought in to inject a bit more humor into Stephen Strange’s upcoming MCU debut. However, as bringing in the Russos proved, Marvel and their out-of-the-box thinking with casting and filmmakers yields some very surprising results. At this point, it’s hard to even speculate what the writer could have crafted with director Scott Derrickson, but it’s exciting to think what could come from this unique collaboration.
What do you think about Dan Harmon writing additional scenes for ‘Doctor Strange’? How do you think they’ll fit into the story? And do you think his contributions will feature Harmon’s brand of comedy? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Doctor Strange’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benedict Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen emerges on this plane on November 4, 2016.