Scott Derickson to Helm Doctor Strange, Jared Leto Possible Favorite for Lead

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Doctor Strange is finally moving forward as the Marvel train just keeps on rolling...

Marvel Studios surprised many by picking James Gunn to helm Guardians of the Galaxy. Prior to landing the gig, Gunn’s most mainstream experience was writing the script for the live-action Scooby-Doo film. We’ve now seen several trailers for Guardians and it looks as though the studio picked the right man for the job.

Edgar Wright, another fresh director, was picked to helm Marvel’s next film, Ant-Man; he, as you likely know by now, recently left that project over “creative differences.” While searching for Wright’s replacement, it appears they’ve found someone for Doctor Strange – Scott Derrickson.

Yesterday, Derrickson, well-known for horror films like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, tweeted a photograph of himself holding a Doctor Strange comic; the photo’s caption: “My next film will be STRANGE.” Marvel has yet to issue an official announcement regarding his involvement with the project; however, all signs point to him directing the film. Derrickson’s resume features films that predominately deal with the supernatural; apart from his remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, most of them have been well-received. His next film, the priest-detective buddy exorcism film Deliver Us From Evil, which releases to theaters this July.

The rumor mill has already begun swirling in regards to who will play the titular Doctor Stephen Strange. According to Badass Digest, Marvel’s current favorite is none other than Jordan Catalano himself, Jared Leto.

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Jared Leto on My So -Called Life. Circa 1994

Do you feel the mystic powers of bewitchment he used on Claire Danes in My So-Called Life makes him well-suited to don Strange’s Cloak of Teleportation. If not, then who would you rather see? Let us know your opinions on the cast and director in the comments.

No potential release dates have been mentioned for Doctor Strange; 2016-17 summer season seems to be the potential target, though.

Image: Marvel Comics, MTV

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