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I think it's safe to say my new undying fascination, more like unhealthy obsession, is finding out more about the new Doctor Strange movie, and right now, that means learning about the only person currently guaranteed to have an impact on the movie, and the only person officially attached to the film: Director Scott Derrickson. Today, Derrickson's twitter update has me VERY excited:

There are two things to take away from this post. Though he says his son was watching Captain America, what you may or may not realize is that Stephen Strange wasn't name-dropped until [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), which hasn't yet publicly been released yet, meaning Derrickson either pirated the movie, or he was given a copy by Marvel Studios themselves for the sake of connecting his film to the pre-existing Marvel films to his own.

The second thing is this: if he was given the copy (which is indeed the most likely answer, I promise I'm not accusing you of anything Mr. Derrickson!), Derrickson is likely being expected to tie in the name drop from the movie into Doctor Strange, which includes explaining why and how Stephen Strange was already considered as much of a threat as the Hulk's Bruce Banner by HYDRA before the events of his solo movie, which actually won't come until 2016 after the events of [Captain America 3](movie:994409).

Do you guys have any theories as to how Marvel Studios might pull this off? Let me know in the comments below how you think a doctor could be on an international terrorist organization's radar as a threat!

Doctor Strange will likely hit theaters in two years on May 6th, 2016.


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