When the first Doctor Strange trailer was released, any film buff could have easily drawn comparisons to 2010’s Inception.
With the premiere nearing closer and closer, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson took to Twitter to address the comparisons. In response to Twitter user @ShockedHuh, who tweeted a panel from one of Steve Ditko’s original Doctor Strange comics saying “i [sic] laugh at the people that say doctor strange copied inception.” (Original tweet below.) To that, Derrickson explained that he didn’t “imitate it”, but rather made it a point to push past the fantastic work that film had achieved.
i laugh at the people that say doctor strange copied inception. pic.twitter.com/WIoKcDPQCP
— sh0cked (@ShockedHuh)
Inception is brilliant. The tip of an amazing VFX iceberg. I didn’t imitate it, but was inspired to reach beyond it. https://t.co/XpgfhW8s8B
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson)
Doctor Strange is released in the USA on November 4 of this year.