As the premiere date for Marvel’s Doctor Strange draws closer, details are quickly emerging, including a possible tie-in with Marvel’s upcoming Runaways adaptation.
Ryan Penagos, Vice President and Executive Editor at Marvel, recently tweeted details of what he saw on the Doctor Strange set a couple months ago. Penagos was quick to praise the film’s production and design, giving particular shout-outs to the costumes worn by the main cast.
He also reveals that Doctor Strange’s prop game will be strong, citing the Ancient One’s weapons and a detailed, “mechanical” look for Strange’s Eye of Agamotto. The Eye of Agamotto is a pendent that allows Strange to see hidden truths and reveal secrets. It’s basically a tool that would give Strange all the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes, another Benedict Cumberbatch character on BBC’s Sherlock.
The most interesting detail from the set, however, might be a possible easter egg tucked away in the film. Penagos revealed that he saw some concept art for the film that included designs for characters named Drumm and Minoru. Both Daniel Drumm and Tina Minoru appear in the Doctor Strange prequel comic released by Marvel earlier this year. As of yet, however, neither of these characters are listed in the film’s cast.
Seeing design concepts for Tina Minoru could mean that she and Drumm will make a surprise cameo in the film. Minoru’s appearance would be especially interesting given that she is Nico’s mother in The Runaway, the critically acclaimed comic that will receive a live-action adaptation on Hulu, according to Marvel.
In the comics, Tina and her husband Robert are dark magicians who are part of the villainous organization known as The Pride. Along with the rest of the members, the Minorus control all of the crime in Los Angeles as supervillains right up until their children gain powers and join forces to fight them. Their daughter, Nico, is one of the main members of the Runaways, and like her parents she also uses magic.
It’s unclear exactly how much of Tina Minoru audiences will see in Doctor Strange, but even if it’s just a brief cameo, it will help quickly establish a connection between the upcoming Runaways show and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4.