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  • Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius[9][15]
    • Mikkelsen is playing the main antagonist of the film. The character is "a sorcerer who breaks off into his own sect", according to Feige.[16]

Additionally, Zara Phythian, Alaa Safi, and Katrina Durden portray unnamed Zealots. Topo Wresniwiro, Umit Ulgen, Linda Duan, and Mark Anthony Brighton portray Masters Hamir, Sol Rama, Tina Minoru, and Daniel Drumm, respectively. Meera Syal appears as Dr. Patel. Amy Landecker was cast as Dr. Bruner in the film, but the majority of her role was eventually cut from the final version of the film.[10][18] Adam Pelta-Pauls portrays Nurse Billy. Sarah Malin and Eben Young portray Dr. Garrison and Dr. Weiss, respectively. Stan Lee cameos as a bus passenger. Ezra Kahn portrayed the Kamar-Taj librarian. Pat Kiernan appears as himself. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor Odinson in a mid-credits scene.



  • Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn filmed Stan Lee's cameo for this film. Director Scott Derrickson didn't meet Lee in person until the premiere of the film.[22]
    • Lee laughing at a copy of Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception was one of the the four cameos shot for the film. The other three were: Stan reading a book and leaning into the person next to him asking if he knew the meaning of "excelsior;" Lee throwing his head back and laughing hysterically while proclaiming to be crazy; and him laughing at a Garfield book hooting, "He hates Mondays but he loves lasagna!" Out of the three, the latter was James Gunn's favorite option, and it even made it to a cut of the movie before being scrapped due to being too long for the scene where it took place.[23]
  • Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi wrote and directed the mid-credits scene of the film.[24]
  • The psychedelic visuals of the film were inspired by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Altered States, and Enter the Void.[25]
  • Nightmare was considered for the role of main antagonist, but Kevin Feige argued against it.[26]
  • The film's third act involving the reconstruction of a city is an intentional inversion of the usual massive property damage featured in superhero films.[26]
  • An early version of the film's script had Doctor Strange obtaining the role of Sorcerer Supreme.[26]


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Links and References


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  2. Strom, Marc (4 December 2014). Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange. Retrieved on 4 December 2014.
  3. Krupa, Daniel (25 October 2016). Benedict Cumberbatch Plays a Second Marvel Character in Doctor Strange. IGN. Retrieved on 26 October 2016.
  4. Fleming, Mike Jr. (11 June 2015). Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'Doctor Strange' Character Revealed: He'll Play Baron Mordo. Deadline. Retrieved on 11 June 2015.
  5. Sneider, Jeff and Linda Ge (14 September 2015). Rachel McAdams to Star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. The Wrap. Retrieved on 14 September 2015.
  6. Flicks And The City (23 July 2016). DOCTOR STRANGE Comic Con 2016 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen. Youtube. Retrieved on 23 July 2016.
  7. Collis, Clark (28 December 2015). Find out who Rachel McAdams plays in Doctor Strange. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 30 December 2015.
  8. Kit, Borys (21 January 2016). 'The Martian' Actor Nabs Key 'Doctor Strange' Role (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 21 January 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kit, Borys (2 November 2015). Michael Stuhlbarg in Talks to Join 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive). Retrieved on 4 November 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sneider, Jeff (11 November 2015). 'Transparent's' Amy Landecker Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive). The Wrap. Retrieved on 11 November 2015.
  11. File:Doctor Strange Official Trailer 2
  12. Debruge, Peter (23 October 2016). Film Review: 'Doctor Strange'. Variety. Retrieved on 24 October 2016.
  13. Sneider, Jeff (13 November 2015). Martial Artist Scott Adkins Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive). The Wrap. Retrieved on 13 November 2015.
  14. Breihan, Tom (21 October 2016). A Valentine to Scott Adkins, King of Straight-to-DVD Action Movies. Vice. Retrieved on 24 October 2016.
  15. Marvel's Doctor Strange Prelude #1
  16. Collis, Mark (28 December 2015). Mads Mikkelsen is playing the main villain in Marvel's Doctor Strange - exclusive. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 30 December 2015.
  17. Sampson, Mike (14 July 2015). Tilda Swinton Explains Why She's "Really, Really, Really Excited" to Star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'. Screen Crush. Retrieved on 14 July 2015.
  18. Jayson, Jay (2016-11-05). Odd Tale Of Amy Landecker's Role In Marvel's Doctor Strange. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  19. McLean, Tom (28 October 2014). Marvel Studios Event. Newsarama. Retrieved on 28 October 2014.
  20. Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Begins Production. (24 November 2015). Retrieved on 24 November 2015.
  21. Derrickson, Scott (3 April 2016). That's a wrap.. Retrieved on 3 April 2016.
  22. Rosen, Christopher (29 October 2016). James Gunn comments on directing Stan Lee Marvel cameos. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 29 October 2016.
  23. Gunn, James (6 June 2017). James Gunn. Facebook. Retrieved on 6 June 2017.
  24. Hunt, James (28 October 2016). Exclusive: Scott Derrickson explains Doctor Strange’s ending. Den of Geek. Retrieved on 29 October 2016.
  25. Derrickson, Scott (5 November 2016). STRANGE PSYCHEDELIC INFLUENCES. Retrieved on 7 November 2016.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Nugent, John (7 November 2016). Doctor Strange: 12 revelations from Scott Derrickson. Retrieved on 8 November 2016.
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