Through its use of magic and exploration of the mystic arts, "Doctor Strange" expanded the borders of what a Marvel movie can be. The film's visuals went further than any Marvel movie has before, as space and time folded in on itself in the trippiest of manners. Plenty of that movie magic was accomplished via CGI that accurately brought to life some of Steve Ditko's wildest comic book panels.
But, as director Scott Derrickson revealed via Twitter, they accomplished some of that grooviness on set as well. The director shared a photo revealing how they accomplished some of the Dark Dimension's effects, revealing that the alternate dimension could also make for a really great nightclub.
Dark Dimension set pic.twitter.com/FS2aSQjtjL— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) December 14, 2016
SPOILER ALERT: In the film, Strange travels to the Dark Dimension to engage the dread Dormammu in battle, trapping him in a time loop after engaging him in a battle of wits. This set photo gives us an idea of what Benedict Cumberbatch was really acting against when he filmed the scene on set.
Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and more, "Doctor Strange" is in theaters now.