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.
Unfamiliar with Doctor Strange? Read this:
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!