Director Scott Derrickson Details Deleted ‘Doctor Strange’ Scene

With Doctor Strange  opening tomorrow, director Scott Dickerson has been making the rounds and has discussed a deleted scene in an exclusive interview with news site Collider. In the interview, Derrickson discusses a scene where a young Stephen Strange witnesses the drowning of his sister (fans of the comic will remember this as the event that inspires Strange to become a doctor). In the scene, the sister is played by Lulu Wilson, (Ouija: Origin Of Evil). The director also touches on various pre-production and production stories, and most interesting of all, how close we got to having Joaquin Phoenix as the Sorcerer Supreme. You can watch the interview video below.

Doctor Strange tells the story of neurosurgeon Stephen Strange whose life takes a tragic turn after a horrific car accident damages his hands. When medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj. There he learns that this is not just a place for healing but also the sight of a magical battle to save the world. Soon Doctor Strange must choose to return to his normal life or leave it all behind  and take his new place as the world’s Sorcerer Supreme.


The character is also expected to appear in Avengers: Infinity War.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, ), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (True Detective Season 2), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Riding/Hannibal) and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel). It is directed by Scott Derrickson, and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). It opens tomorrow, November 4, 2017, in theaters nationwide.

Manuel Gomez
Manuel Gomez
Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. He especially loves self-published books and dollar bin finds. 'Nuff said!