‘Doctor Strange 2’ Concept Art Offers Hint at Original Director’s Abandoned Plans


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When Sam Raimi was announced on the stand Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessMarvel fans got excited for something Spiderman 2 proportions. As it happens, the reality stretch sequel proved to be quite divisive. This made people wonder what the movie would have looked like if Scott Derrickson had stayed on as director instead of parting ways with the studio due to creative differences.

We don’t know much about Derrickson’s take on the film, but concept artist Darrell Warner helped shed some light (yes, that was a vague Illuminati pun) on how it would have gone down in sharing some of his unused concept pieces on social media. Earlier this week, for example, he unveiled a very different take on Stephen Strange, who was a more nerdy stage magician than Master of the Mystic Arts and went by the name “The Marvelous Melvyn.”

Warner has now followed that up with this wonderful work depicting an alternate design for the Hong Kong Master (eventually played by Momo Yeung in the finished film). The wizard was sadly somewhat forgettable in the film, but Warner’s piece teases a much more dynamic character, with multicolored hair and robes that would have made Strange’s own outfit look understated.

Hopefully, Warner will continue to release these alternate designs and concepts so that we can slowly build a fuller picture of what Derrickson would have delivered had he remained in the director’s chair. As in 2016 strange doctorthe black phone The filmmaker was developing the script with frequent collaborator C. Robert Cargill, but Marvel started from scratch once he left the project. Instead of Cargill, Loki Showrunner Michael Waldron was brought in to work with Raimi.

There must be another Earth out there, though, where Derrickson ended up leading the strange doctor after.


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