Doctor Strange

Trivia: Mid credits scene: Thor pays a visit to Strange to help with Loki and find Odin. This scene takes place in the upcoming 2017 Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok.


Trivia: In Stan Lee's cameo he is reading The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, a book about the author's experience of taking the mind altering psychotropic mescaline.

Trivia: Rachel McAdams' reaction to the mop falling in the closet after Doctor Strange leaves back through the portal is genuine. The camera was still rolling when the mop fell over on its own, scaring McAdams. The director liked it so much he kept it in the movie.

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Trivia: There is a post credit scene that shows Mordo stealing Pangborn's magic.


Trivia: Dan Harmon, creator of the cult-favorite series "Community" and "Rick and Morty," was brought on to help fine-tune the film during post production by giving notes on the editing. He also helped re-write several scenes during reshoots.


Trivia: Tilda Swinton's children worked on the film crew - her daughter worked in the costume department and her son in the art department.

Trivia: When Dr Strange experiments with the forbidden Eye of Agamotto and time spells in the Book of Cagliostro, he uses an apple to practice on. Apples symbolically represent Forbidden Knowledge.

Trivia: The studio originally wanted Jessica Chastain for the role of Dr. Palmer. However, Chastain turned the supporting role down because she knew taking it would take away any chance of her getting offered the role of a superhero in the MCU in the future. She said she'd rather play a caped hero in a future film.


Trivia: The film was shot partly in Nepal, with exterior scenes in several Kathmandu locations including Pashupati, home of Pashupatinath Temple, and Lalitpur's Patan Durbar Square, a unesco World Heritage site. The interiors of Kamar-Taj were created on a soundstage in London.

Trivia: The Mirror Dimension special effects were influenced by the art of M.C. Escher, and by fractal shapes.

Trivia: While Strange and the bad guys are fighting around the city the Synchrony bank can be seen. This is Marvel's official bank, sponsor of their Mastercards.


Trivia: The footage of Strange flying in the realm space is like in Strange Tales Vol. 1 #138 from 1965.


Trivia: The shot of the paper with Strange's multiple attempts to sign his name is very similar to Strange: Beginnings and endings, 2005.


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Visible crew/equipment: After Doctor Strange experiments with the magical doorway in the Sanctum Sanctorum, he leaves it on a desert view and we cut to a shot panning across all the artifacts. At the very start of the shot on the right hand side of the screen is a crewmember standing in the shadows looking bored. Really blatant if you turn up the brightness, but easy enough to spot if you know what you're looking at. (00:56:00)

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Question: When Dr. Strange gets into the accident near the beginning of the film, why didn't his car's airbag deploy? Wouldn't such an expensive car have all kinds of standard safety features?


Chosen answer: The airbag did deploy. However, the deployment occurred when the car first crashed and we see the accident from the outside, so we can't see it. Once we get a shot of the interior, you can see the airbag is sticking out from the steering wheel, but (unlike what some movies would show you) airbags deflate very rapidly after a crash, so you may have missed it.

But if the airbags did deploy, then why did he have such major injuries? Wouldn't the airbags have made what happened to his hands less severe?

I don't think so. I watched it again recently and I think I saw the car's speedometer crush his hands while they were still on the steering wheel, while the airbag deploys from the centre of the steering wheel, nowhere near his hands.

Often in real life, when air bags deploy from the steering wheel, they force the hands off the steering wheel resulting in the hands hitting the windshield. Damage to hands, wrists, and lower arms are common.

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