All of the Easter eggs in Doctor Strange
Our recaps of the Easter eggs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continue with the topsy turvy corner of the MCU, Doctor Strange! The surgeon-turned-mystical hero was name dropped in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and finally got his own solo movie just two years later. Check out the Easter eggs in Doctor Strange in the gallery below!
The first Doctor Strange movie was released in 2016 with Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the titular role. Joining him in the film were Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West. It also featured the MCU debut of critical characters from the pages of Marvel Comics, including Benedict Wong as Wong, plus Mads Mikkelsen as villain Kaecilius, and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One (who is of Celtic origin in the film instead of East Asian origin). Doctor Strange was directed by Scott Derrickson, whose previous credits were primarily horror films like The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil, though he also brought us the modern remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008.
A sequel to the film hasn’t been officially announced, but Derrickson has previously expressed interest in returning for the film, and star Benedict Cumberbatch has noted his contract includes an appearance in another Strange solo movie. The Sorcerer Supreme did go on to appear in a critical role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.