The Doctor Strange End Credits Theme Is So Weird It May Actually Be Music From Another Plane Of Existence

Seriously, I don’t think anyone was expecting something like this composition from Doctor Strange‘s score — and honestly, if the rest of the tracks are like this, it might be the first time in a while a Marvel movie has a memorable original soundtrack.

Marvel just released “The Master of the Mystic End Credits,” Michael Giacchino’s music for, you guessed it, Doctor Strange‘s end credits. It’s certainly unlike anything you’d expect from a typical Marvel movie soundtrack — its eclectic instrumental choices definitely try to evoke that psychedelia of the earliest Doctor Strange comics.

It’s sort of like a cross between the Sherlock soundtrack (appropriate, considering the lead actor) and, as my delightful editor Rob Bricken put it, “Mark Knopfler at a renaissance festival with the Phantom of the Opera on harpischord.”

Whatever it is, it sounds delightfully… strange. (Sorry not sorry.) Doctor Strange hits theatres November 4, but the soundtrack will be supposedly available for download on October 21, although the link Marvel provided seems to be busted.