Marvel’s Doctor Strange screenwriter drops a Cthulhu-based hint!

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Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter for Marvel’s upcoming Benedict Cumberbatch-led Doctor Strange movie, just made a fairly interesting – and potentially Easter Egg-crammed – Tweet.

The Tweet contains an excerpt from the unfinished H.P. Lovecraft novel Azathoth, as well as all manner of trinkets and goodies, and – wait – could that be the Eye of Agamotto?

Thoughts?  Could Spaihts be hinting at a potential Cthulhu-esque involvement in Doctor Strange’s future?

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5 Comments on Marvel’s Doctor Strange screenwriter drops a Cthulhu-based hint!

  1. It sounds more like a reference to Nightmare rather than being used to denote any type of Lovecraft themed involvement.

  2. Apparently “Cthulhu” is what people say now when they mean “Lovecraft”, ‘cuz there’s nothing “Cthulhu-based” about this.

    • Well, Azathoth is a Cthulhu Mythos Old God. But I guess it comes down to whether you agree with the term ‘Cthulhu Mythos’, or prefer ‘Lovercaft Mythos’. Either way, to say there’s nothing Cthulhu-based isn’t necessarily true, and is more an question of semantics.

      Still exciting, though :)

      • The complete text of the unpublished story fragment “Azatoth” (not a poem, by the way) can be found here, if one really wants to look for clues. My guess? I suspect it’s just a nice nod to “weird fiction” that also conveniently features the word “strange”.

        It may have been an early trial run for “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath”, which takes place in Lovecraft’s Dreamlands, which seems consistent with chaelamity’s comment re:Nightmare.

  3. I can’t wait till it will be available to us :)

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