Dr. Strange, Anthony Bourdain, and Indiana Jones Have Something in Common

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Dr. Strange, Anthony Bourdain, and Indiana Jones Have Something in Common
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What do Doctor Strange, Anthony Bourdain, and Indiana Jones have in common? Well, writer Michael Waldron, of course.

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Waldron, writer on Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, drew inspiration from the fictional Indiana Jones and real-life traveling chef Anthony Bourdain. And how does this inspiration translate into Marvel speak? He explains his reasoning in a recent interview with Vanity Fair.

“I gravitated toward [travel documentarian and chef] Anthony Bourdain,” Waldron states. “Strange is an elitist as a neurosurgeon and a sorcerer. Anthony Bourdain was a man of the people, but there was that intense intellect. You always felt like he could eviscerate anybody with his words at any time. But yet, Anthony Bourdain never really punched down. That was the first ingredient in the stew for Doctor Strange.”

Bourdain was a globe-trotting chef who documented his travels on hit television shows No Reservations, and Parts Unknown. He stayed away from the mainstream. Eating local foods and engaging with local people was his brand. In 2018, he passed away at the age of 62.