Marvel Taps Scott Derrickson to Direct Doctor Strange Movie

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.

Doctor Strange in Strange Tales