If you’ve seen Doctor Strange, you’ll know that it definitely stands out among superhero movies and that it’s one of the better MCU installments to date. But a movie is only ever as good as its director, and Scott Derrickson truly did some fantastic work on Strange. You can tell that a lot of passion went into this film and that passion was actually what got Derrickson the gig in the first place. In a recent interview with Collider, the 50-year-old revealed that he used considerable resources to impress Marvel Studios:
“[…] I spent a lot more money than was reasonable to get the job, that’s true. I designed several set pieces. The one that’s in the movie, it was a twelve-page scene of the astral fight […], so I wrote a twelve-page version of that scene and then storyboarded the whole thing and then created what’s called an animatic, which is like a moving storyboard. And then I also created a whole bunch of concept art for other sequences in the movie to try to give an example of what I wanted the visuals to be like, the kind of mind-trip visuals.”
Derrickson’s effort certainly paid off if you ask me! Have you seen Doctor Strange? Check out our spoiler-free review!