Marvel Studios has recruited Dan Harmon to work on the script for Doctor Strange, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring superhero movie, EW has learned. The creator of the sitcom Community received the call to work on new pages following the wrapping of principal photography. The film’s main shoot ended in New York last April.
Last month, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson confirmed that, as has become routine with Marvel movies, there would be additional photography on the project. The director described the intended new material as “mostly bits and pieces — little bits and pieces to clarify logic in scenes.”
“I don’t think there are any wholesale reshot scenes,” he continued. “It’s mostly little shots within scenes to clarify points. There were some points that the audiences found overstated, and we trimmed those back in editorial, and there were some points of explanation that were not clear enough, so we’re adding a bit of clarity to those.”
Derrickson himself cowrote the Doctor Strange script, working with Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill. Harmon is well known for his fascination with fantasy and science fiction and recently fronted Seeso’s role-playing-themed comedy show, Harmonquest.
The news of Harmon’s involvement with Doctor Strange was first posted by The Hollywood Reporter.
You can see the trailer for Doctor Strange, due in theaters Nov. 4, below.