As Doctor Strange nears its home release, Marvel Studios has shared a deleted scene from the film. It features Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and his Zealots performing the ritual to summon Dormammu.

A similar scene made the final film. Director Scott Derrickson told Entertainment Weekly why this version was ultimately cut.

“I really liked those scenes and I think everyone did a good job on them. [But] they weren’t hard to cut. We tested the movie with and without them. It wasn’t just about the audience’s reaction, it was really how the movie felt. Pauline Kael used to always talk about the director needing to know where the audience wants to be, and at that point of the movie, the audience didn’t want to be jumping around, they wanted to stay with Strange, who’s on this very interesting, very personal, and very dramatic journey. The intrusion of those scenes was breaking up the soul of the movie in a way that just wasn’t necessary. We didn’t need it. When we removed them, we found that we lost very little, and we gained more power in the major arc of the character. So, it was a pretty easy choice in the end.”

Doctor Strange is out on Digital HD on February 14 and on Blu-ray February 28.