Marvel movies can step into whatever subgenres they want, but all their movies tend to have pretty great jokes. In fact, a couple good jokes are about all the first Thor has going for it anymore (Hello, pet store scene!).
Based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, Doctor Strange doesn’t exactly look like a joke haven, however. Perhaps Marvel senses this as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve just hired Community’s Dan Harmon to take a pass at the script in order to add to whatever they get during its additional photography phase.
This is probably a good thing. I doubt I have to convince you that Harmon’s a funny guy, and he has close Community ties to Marvel’s main boys The Russo Brothers. On the other hand, there’s this:
But I bet it all works out fine. It’s been a while since an upcoming Marvel movie has excited me less than Doctor Strange, but that doesn’t mean I hope for or even expect it to be bad. The promise of some added levity definitely gives me more to look forward to when it comes out November 4.