Marvel Taps Scott Derrickson to Direct Doctor Strange Movie

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Scott Derrickson is currently gearing up the Eric Bana-starrer “Deliver Us From Evil” to hit theaters next month, and after that he’ll likely be helming Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” movie.

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, “Doctor Strange” follows doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, who becomes better known as the Sorcerer Supreme, protector of humanity against all enemies magical and fantastic. But of course, like most comic book superheroes, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get involved in more earthly matters like world-conquering villains and the like.

Marvel has been hot to get a “Doctor Strange” movie off the ground for a while now, and as I recall they even had a script or two written, but eventually discarded. Officially signing on Derrickson to helm the film, though, is the first real major movement that Marvel is serious about making the movie.

Derrickson is most known for “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” but recently directed “Sinister” (with its sequel on the way), and also helmed the big-budget remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves.

A “Doctor Strange” movie is likely coming to a theater near you in either 2016 or 2017.

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  • O.D.

    Score!!! If they keep up with these kinds of announcements I’m no gonna know how to act!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Not a bad choice. “Deliver us From Evil” looks really intriguing, and that dark take on the supernatural would work great for this franchise. I’ve also heard Jared Leto is being looked at for the part. He’d be a good pick (though my choice is still Luke Evans, not too young, but has an experienced look to him), and Liam Neesons as Baron Mordo. And yes I know his name isn’t plural. If you watch Key & Peele you’ll get the joke.

    • ErickKwon

      Aw man, Evans would be a great, though I wouldn’t mind seeing James Purefoy in the part

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Oooooo! I like the idea of Purefoy as well. Hell if they went with Leto as Strange I could even see Purefoy playing Mordo!

        • Guest

          Thing about Leto is that even though he’s in his early 40’s, he still comes off really young and kind of pretty boy whereas Evans and Purefoy come off edgier but still sort of regal.

        • ErickKwon

          Thing about Leto is that even though he’s in his early 40’s, he still comes off really young and kind of pretty boy whereas Evans and Purefoy come off edgier but still sort of regal.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            100% in agreement. So apparently Cumberbatch and Hardy are being looked at too.

          • ErickKwon

            Shit, if Cumberbatch gets the job, then the movie’s HAS to give him at least one Exposition Dump Voiceover.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            That’s fine, let him do the opening explaining magic and demons and Dormamu!! Or some epic battle between The Ancient One and Dormamu!!