Is Marvel Still Preparing to Give the World a Doctor Strange Movie?

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All signs point to “maybe.”

According to reports, screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have turned in their draft for the proposed “Doctor Strange” movie, a project I’m actually pretty excited about. During my tenure as a comic book fanatic, the magical adventures of mysterious surgeon Stephen Strange were extremely popular, so much so that I eventually paid way too much cash for a bootleg version of the made-for-TV movie from 1978. Let it be known that the producers of the latest incarnation of the character have nowhere to go but up.

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Created in 1963 Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the universe. Using his magical powers Strange protects the earth from attacks from other realms.

As of this writing, Marvel is putting together a list of directors they’re considering for the project. That’s pretty much it in terms of news, but it’s excited to see that the company is moving forward with the production. The only thing that stands in the way is finding a filmmaker who can handle the material without turning it into something absurdly campy and over-the-top. Casting, of course, will be very important, as well. Keep your mysterious fingers crossed!

Source: Twitch

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    They gotta go dark with this. Not Blade R-rated dark, but darker than most Marvel flicks if they want it taken seriously. “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and the animated “Dr. Strange” flicks for a basis.

  • Milkgod

    It has to be Sorceres Apprentice x 10 darker !

  • Anonymous

    It would definitely have to be “out of universe” with the Avengers continuity. Nothing wrong with a movie with crazy shit going on, but call it magic, period, and commit to it. A cross between “Lord of Illusions” and “Constantine” would be perfect.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

      “A cross between “Lord of Illusions” and “Constantine” would be perfect.”

      Nailed it.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Todd

      “A cross between “Lord of Illusions” and “Constantine” would be perfect.”

      Nailed it.