Doctor Strange is already deep into production, but Community creator Dan Harmon is being brought onto the Marvel project to add some last minute scenes to the film.
This marks Harmon’s first time working on a superhero project and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, all of the parts that he wrote were for additional scenes. Meaning that what he wrote may end up in the movie, but there’s also a chance that it may not.
The move to bring on Harmon, a self-proclaimed geek and comic book devotee, suggests that Marvel wants some of the absurdist comedic touch that the writer is best known for. Considering that Harmon is also well known for his referential humor, quoting the most obscure films, shows and books that he knows his audience will understand, expect to see a reference to something in the film that the most devoted Marvel fans will get.
It’s unclear if this is a testing ground for Marvel to bring Harmon into other projects, but it’s not something that the writer is opposed to. Harmon has said in the past he would love to get involved with the major blockbuster films, although he’s currently busy working on his new show and podcast. Harmon has also said that he intends to make a Community movie — something fans have been asking for since the show ended.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular neurosurgeon-turned-warlock hero alongside Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film is being directed by Scott Derrickson and will hit theaters Nov. 4.
Correction: The original version of this post labeled Doctor Strange as an astrophysicist. He was a neurosurgeon. This story has been edited to reflect this.