With talk of a Doctor Strange movie in the works, Marvel Studios want the fans to believe in magic!
When Marvel enters its much anticipated Phase 3, Doctor Strange will be one of the key properties they want to develop. Doctor Strange, created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, is the story of a talented yet arrogant surgeon who, after being injured in a car accident, turns to the mystic arts and goes on to become Earth’s mystic protector.
Tongues started wagging when it was revealed the sorcerer supreme would get a first mention in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier (similar to Iron Man 2′s various references to Thor and Captain America, we would presume), which seems to confirm that the master magician would soon make an appearance.
We also have heard recent speculations about who could direct the film, from The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit. The names in the director mix include Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). While they all seem like competent choices that could make an excellent film given the proper resources and the right script – which at this time is being handled by Thomas Dean Donnelly (Sahara) and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara, The Act of Killing) – it has yet to be confirmed by Marvel whether any of these directors are being considered.
Marvel Studios Production President Kevin Feige hasn’t been shy about boosting the possibility of a Doctor Strange film while on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier press tour. According to him, the film would be “a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip.” Sound ambitious? Well, since Doctor Strange will presumably build on the magic introduced by Thor and expanded on with Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, there doesn’t seem any reason for Marvel Studios to hold anything back.
While the film was announced in January of last year, there has been ne release date set.
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