As reported by THR, Harmon was brought on board to write some new scenes for the upcoming superhero film, which will see Benedict Cumberbatch playing the titular neurosurgeon turned Sorcerer Supreme.
First up, this isn’t to be taken as a sign of troubles with the movie. Many big-budget blockbusters undertake reshoots before hitting the screen, often for extra tidbits to further solidify plot points or to tweak the tone. No details regarding what the reshoots will entail, but Harmon’s comedy background does suggest the reshoots may be to add further humour to the film.
Harmon, who also co-created the beloved animated series Rick and Morty, doesn’t have much official experience on feature films, although he reportedly had uncredited input in 2008’s Kung Fu Panda.
Assuming Marvel loves what he brings to the table here, it’s always possible he join the Marvel creative family for another outing in the future. After all, Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, had previously directed episodes of Harmon’s Community.
Doctor Strange, directed by Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson and also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, arrives in Australia on October 27 and hits the U.S. on November 4.