Doctor Strange

Trivia: The sorcerors' wi-fi password, Shamballa, is a reference to the 1986 Doctor Strange graphic novel "Into Shamballa."


Trivia: The envelope opened by Strange has the same year of birth as the release of Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #1 in 1974.


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


Trivia: Joaquin Phoenix was also in the running to play Doctor Strange but turned down the role as he didn't want to sign a multi-picture contract with the studio.

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: Chiwetel Ejiofor was already a black belt in karate before taking the role.

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: 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 are 2 credit scenes, one in the middle and one right at the end.


Trivia: Stan Lee's cameo is as a passenger on a bus that Doctor Strange slams into.


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 from Strange: Beginnings and endings, 2005.


Trivia: When Strange's soul comes out of his body its similar to Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 from 2006.


Factual error: In the first scene where Dr Strange is preparing for surgery he uses improper surgical gowning technique breaking aseptic protocols. Strange puts on a mask after washing his hands, contaminating his clean hands by bringing them in proximity to the non-sterile environment of his face. Surgical masks must be worn before the full washing of hands. Another error is that he inserted his hands all the way through his gown to don gloves. Hands must never leave the sleeves and gloves must be put on with the sleeves still covering.

More mistakes in Doctor Strange

Kaecilius: You'll die defending this world, Mister...
Dr. Stephen Strange: Doctor.
Kaecilius: Mister Doctor?
Dr. Stephen Strange: It's Strange.
Kaecilius: Maybe. Who am I to judge?

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