As you may know, California is basically on fire at the moment, with multiple wildfires destroying a lot of homes and buildings and claiming dozens of lives. The fires have resulted in mandatory evacuations, a harrowing experience that sees people gather their family and pets, as well as grab a few prized possessions to escape with, knowing that what they leave behind is likely gone for good. Among the evacuated is Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who made sure to save the Eye of Agamotto. Take a look.
How Scott Derrickson put the Eye of Agamotto back together again after Thanos crushed it on Titan, I don't know, but it is good to know that it is safe. If you're going to save something, a priceless magical object should definitely be near the top of the list. Seriously, countless more important things have been lost, but it is pretty cool that the original Eye of Agamotto from Doctor Strange managed to escape the inferno that is currently engulfing the West Coast.
Sadly, Scott Derrickson's Eye of Agamotto does not appear to have a fully functional Time Stone in it. If only we were so lucky, we could use it to go back in time and prevent these fires from happening and so many homes and lives from being lost.
Lest you think that a prop from a movie was Scott Derrickson's top priority when evacuating his home, he actually made a bunch of posts on Twitter prior to this one, letting everyone know about his evacuation, and then stating that he and his family were safe.
However, like so many, Scott Derrickson's home was completely destroyed, along with almost all of his possessions. In addition to the Eye of Agamotto, which was saved, the director did show a few other items that were found when he and his sons were digging through the rubble, including a Doctor Strange action figure. Even amidst such tragedy, Scott Derrickson is still reminding Doctor Strange fans of the Sorcerer Supreme.
Scott Derrickson recently explained that Doctor Strange is about the significance of trauma and personal growth. Hopefully he can take some inspiration and comfort from that idea as he and his family rebuild from this traumatic experience.
Scott Derrickson is just one of many people who have had their lives upended by the wildfires. The indiscriminate blazes have claimed the homes of many people, including several other celebrities as money burns just as easily as anything else (mostly). Neil Young, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Gerard Butler have also lost their homes to the fires.