Marvel’s Doctor Strange Movie Gets Writers

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So it looks like Marvel really is serious about making a live-action “Doctor Strange” movie, if this report that the studio has hired writers to take a crack at the script is any indication. The writers in question are Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the same pair who recently penned the “Conan” remake, and before that, “A Sound of Thunder”, “Sahara”, and a little known 2003 movie called “Thought Crimes” that I thought was pretty aces, starring a then unknown Joe Flanigan before he joined up with “Stargate: Atlantis”.

Anyways, the last time the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe made it off the comic book pages was in 1978 with the hilariously awful TV movie “Dr. Strange”. He recently fronted his own direct-to-DVD animated movie called “Doctor Strange” in 2007, but a big-screen live-action version with all the bells and whistles has been in development for a while now without much success. With Marvel calling the shots, it looks like this is the best chance the good Doctor will ever get to finally casting a spell on the big screen.

IMDB.com has the film listed as a 2012 production, which seems highly optimistic given the film’s long and less than spectacular track record.

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  • ULIK

    Several actors come to mind just by looking at that rendering,1)Daniel Day Ledwis 2)Jim Caviezel 3) Clive Owen and 4)Ralph Fienes. The animated Dr.Strange movie was great and they even had a quick cameo of Dr.Donald Blake in there. I'd love see this movie done and they ABSOLUTELY must cameo in the newly revamped Dr.Voodoo,who is the current “Sorcerer Supreme”. They'll probably have Dr.Doom next in line as the new Sorcerer Supreme as big interconnected series.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Dr. Doom Sorcerer Supreme? Are you on crack?? LoL. No one would let him have that mantle he'd destroy everything in some insane power hungry gambit and just lose all that power. He and Thanos were never made to have ultimate power or anywhere close to it.

    But anyway I like your choices. I personally like Caviezel and Day Lewis for the part best. I also think that they should do something close to what was done in the animated film in look and in tone as well. I don't want him in those gaudy robes from the pic above. I'd like something a little more down to Earth but no less cool. A look that is something akin to what Nicholas Cage is wearing in “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” but with more flair, and nods to the comic. Like the shirt/tunic he wears in the animated film. The Eye of Agomoto can just be a medallion and doesn't have to be huge. And instead of the cloak it can be a trench, but the inside is red with the yellow trim as if the cloak was made INTO a trench.

    Oh and I agree a quick cameo by Dr. Voodoo (though wouldn't he be Brother Voodoo then?) would be awesome played by Mr Ecko himself.

  • ULIK

    LOL! Yeah,he'd be Brother Voodoo back in da day. Oh Yes, Dr.Doom is in line as Sorcerer Supreme so it could happen.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Wait he lost the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme already? WOW! And now Doom is in line for it? Seriously? That's a bad idea just waiting to happen. As for Doom making a cameo…nope not gonna happen. Character is tied in with FF and their with Fox. Evil Bastards. So we're looking at Baron Mordo of course, Dormammu, maybe an appearance by Clea.

  • ULIK

    No,Dr.Doom is a a contender for it. Meaning it's possible that it could fall into his hands. I was never zealous about a cameo with Doom cuz I already know he's with 21 Century Faux.