‘Doctor Strange’ Director Teases The Film’s Soundtrack, Hopes For Bob Dylan Songs to Be Included

By September 27, 2016

In case you didn’t already know, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson is a huge Bob Dylan song. How big of a fan/expert you ask? Well, the filmmaker himself penned the foreword for the Dylan book, Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan, and if there’s one thing that’s still fairly unknown about Doctor Strange, it’s how the music is going to sound.

We know that Michael Giacchino is composing the score for Strange, but is it possible that it could feature a soundtrack approach as well, similar to some previous Marvel outings, including but not limited to Guardians of the Galaxy of course?

Well, while speaking with Comicbook.com from the film’s set, Derrickson expressed his enthusiasm towards the possibility of some Dylan songs appearing in the film:

“Oh, God. I hope so. That’s my answer to everything. I hope there are Bob Dylan songs in every movie. We’re looking at specific songs and, some of them, classic songs. We’ll see. We’ll see which ones we get, which ones we can afford and which ones we can get the rights to.”

Dylan’s timeless musical quality would certainly make for an interesting mix with the tone and style of Doctor Strange, no doubt. Aside from Guardians as well, Marvel has shown a fairly adept use of soundtrack in some of their previous movies as well, including the fun connection between Tony Stark and AC/DC that was developed throughout numerous appearances from the character in the MCU.

At this point, it sounds like there will indeed be full songs featured in Strange, in addition to Giacchino’s score, but I guess we’ll just have to see which ones they end up being, when the film finally hits theatres this November.

Doctor Strange is set to hit theatres on November 4th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable