Dan Harmon Hired to Co-Write Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE
Marvel Studios' upcoming film Doctor Strange has reportedly received from writing help from a...well, a somewhat strange source.
THR reports that Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and co-creator of Rick and Morty, was hired to co-write the screenplay for the Benedict Cumberbatch starrer. This is the first time Harmon has been a part of a project this scale, and the first time he's written for a superhero movie.
The Hollywood Reporter's sources tell them Harmon was hired after principal photography wrapped and his job was to write pages "for additional photography." This kind of punch-up work happens all the time on this level, but it's notable that Marvel would hire Harmon here because they've made two of his Community director/producers, The Russo Brothers, a major creative guiding force behind some of the studio's biggest films (including the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War).
Doctor Strange originally had a script by Jon Spaihts (who will now received a "story by" credit), and director Scott Derrickson co-wrote the screenplay with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill. Here's hoping adding one more name to the mix won't be a case of too many cooks in the kitchen, and will instead result in a nice bit of extra spice that could liven things up a bit. The film hits theaters on November 4, 2016.