It barely feels like a day has passed since Doctor Strange hit theaters, but apparently we're closing in on the Blu-ray release of #Marvel's visually-wild but ultimately flawed foray into the mystic arts, and already the first deleted scene has hit the internet.
This one finds Kaecilius, Mads Mikkelsen's motivationally-challenged bad guy, summoning the dark magic of Dormammu, the keeper of the Dark Dimension with whom Strange himself later does battle off-Earth. Flooded with orange light filtered through stained glass windows, the deleted scene is pretty cool on a visual level and shows us exactly how Kaecilius came to receive the elaborate mark on his forehead.
One by one, his disciples receive the same mark, but the ritual reaches an unfortunate climax when his final follower fails to complete the process. His face is priceless. Watch the #DoctorStrange deleted scene below to see for yourself what happens next...
Fashioning a blade from thin air, Strange slices the poor boy open, and he crumples to the floor. Director Scott Derrickson told Entertainment Weekly that he cut the scene to help the movie flow better, and that losing it didn't detract from the finished product at all. On this evidence, I'd probably have to concur.
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Doctor Strange arrives on Blu-ray with more deleted scenes and insight from the director on February 28, and on Digital HD two weeks earlier.
If you were Scott Derrickson, would you have included this scene in the final cut?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)