Scott Derrickson to Work on Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange

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Posted by inferiorego (25737 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been no secret that Marvel has wanted to do a Doctor Strange film for a few years, but outside of the animated film, there hasn't been too much moving forward, in terms of actual news about this upcoming film, until now. Scott Derrickson, writer and director of Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil, announced on his Twitter page today that he'll be involved in the upcoming Doctor Strange film.

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It hasn't been announced yet whether he would be writer or directing the film, but there's a good chance he'll be directing the film. This may be quite the fit for Marvel and the director since a Strange film could easily have some horror elements to it, which Derrickson does very well. As of right now, there's no set date for the film, but the rumbling on the Internet say it could be out in either 2016 or 2017. We'll keep you updated as soon as there is more info.

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#1 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet.. I think.

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#2 Posted by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

Cant wait!

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5c901e667a76c (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

Who?

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#4 Posted by Child_Karl (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew Marvel was hinting at a Strange adaptation but this is them actually putting money where their mouth is.

Not too sure about Derrickson's backlog as a director. Heard good things about Sinister and Exorcism of Emily Rose is an interesting movie but The Day the Earth Stood Still remake is pretty lackluster, and that's the film that's analogous to this one most closely (big-budget sci-fi tentpole based on beloved source material). Still intrigued though.

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#5 Posted by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

I've honestly never heard of the guy. Hope he's good.

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#6 Posted by MatthewParker (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: starlord, man. Legendary outlaw? Aw never mind.

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#7 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

So.. now do we get a Dr Strange ongoing?

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#8 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Any news is good news as far as I'm concerned.

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#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@_zombie_: @xwraith: He directs horror films like Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose, the Day the Earth Stood Still and Deliver Us From Evil.

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#10 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellraiser Inferno is on Netflix which is directed by him.

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#11 Posted by flameboy298 (2805 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet :D

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#12 Edited by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Whatever they do with this film, it's going to be strange.

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#13 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (19973 posts) - - Show Bio

Whatever they do with this film, it's going to be strange.

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#15 Posted by Knightfall225 (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinister was great

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#16 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome loved most of his films

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#17 Posted by TheCannon (20263 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is kind of a strange choice.

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#18 Posted by SlamAdams (350 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping for someone who did horror with humor and oddity like say Don Coscarelli or Michael Dougherty. This should be cool too though. Honestly, the coolest thing about the reveal is that Dr. Strange is that close to development.

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#19 Posted by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty meh director as far as I'm concerned.

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#20 Edited by Egie_Asemota1 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

nice. so about that Black Panther and Miss Marvel movie?............just asking.

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#21 Edited by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda like the idea of Daniel Day-Lewis as Stephen Strange.

Though...I know he'd never do it. Or maybe superhero movies have proven themselves sophisticated enough for him to consider it.

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#22 Posted by GraniteSoldier (12746 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet. Don't know if the director is good or not, I'm not into horror movies, but I'd love to see a Dr. Strange film.

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#23 Posted by DoctorThomasElliot (321 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved sinister, greatly paced horror film with a smart plot and an interesting main character , I have no doubt that he will give Doctor Strange a pretty good big screen treatment.

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#24 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel just lost another director :( for Ant-man

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#25 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

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#26 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Good for him

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#27 Edited by MannEffest (1378 posts) - - Show Bio
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#28 Posted by Cloakx14 (9136 posts) - - Show Bio

i love horror movies. i hope Dr. Strange is will be a good horror flick like the Conjuring, Insidious or A Nightmare on Elm Street the original one.

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#29 Posted by NewComicGuy (134 posts) - - Show Bio

Pablo Pascal as Strange?

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#30 Posted by CheeseSticks (2867 posts) - - Show Bio

Doctor Strange is actually the only character wich I want a darker tone movie. So, I like this choice.

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#32 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

@cuboid said:

@newcomicguy said:

Pablo Pascal as Strange?

I'd like it.

how about luke evans? rumor is they are looking at Jared Leto

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#33 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2452 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is kind of a strange choice.

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#34 Posted by Cuboid (157 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideysense44: I haven't seen Luke Evans in anything (except Robin Hood, but I don't remember the character "Sheriff's Thug"). I'm not sure what I think of Jared Leto. Something doesn't seem right to me (maybe he's too young for how I think of Strange?) but I could also imagine him doing a good job in the role.

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#35 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

@cuboid said:

@spideysense44: I haven't seen Luke Evans in anything (except Robin Hood, but I don't remember the character "Sheriff's Thug"). I'm not sure what I think of Jared Leto. Something doesn't seem right to me (maybe he's too young for how I think of Strange?) but I could also imagine him doing a good job in the role.

Leto's actually 42 even though he looks like he could be 20 years old. I agree he could be great in the role, but its weird to think that a director for horror movies would want someone with a baby face.

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#36 Posted by Cuboid (157 posts) - - Show Bio

@cuboid said:

@spideysense44: I haven't seen Luke Evans in anything (except Robin Hood, but I don't remember the character "Sheriff's Thug"). I'm not sure what I think of Jared Leto. Something doesn't seem right to me (maybe he's too young for how I think of Strange?) but I could also imagine him doing a good job in the role.

Leto's actually 42 even though he looks like he could be 20 years old. I agree he could be great in the role, but its weird to think that a director for horror movies would want someone with a baby face.

Heh. One of the main films I identify with Leto is a horror film - Urban Legend - but that's probably just because the sequel was filmed close to my house. And Requiem for a Dream is terrifying, even if it's not really "horror".

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#37 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

@cuboid: ahh completely forgot he was in that film

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#38 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still waiting on that Black Panther movie.

But this is good. Seemingly foreshadowed already in TWS, and I'm looking forward to seeing who they cast as the role of Sorcerer Supreme (fingers crossed for Cumberbatch).

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#39 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5417 posts) - - Show Bio

Jonathan Rhys Meyers for the lead role.

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#40 Edited by amazing_webhead (9905 posts) - - Show Bio

By the dread hand of Dormammu! This news is most informative.

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#41 Posted by i_dont_like_comics (776 posts) - - Show Bio

i was hoping for sam raimi. sinister was good but too many jump scares. literally the ghost comes on screen and goes boo!.

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#42 Posted by MideonNViscera (408 posts) - - Show Bio

i was hoping for sam raimi. sinister was good but too many jump scares. literally the ghost comes on screen and goes boo!.

Let's keep Raimi away from Marvel if we can.

Anyway, I never saw any of this guy's movies, but that's been the same with most directors. On paper it sounds cool. I want a Doc Strange movie to be really f*cked up.

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#43 Edited by RaggedScarecrow (1142 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, not someone I'd have expected Marvel to go with, but the same could be said for the Rossi's on CA: Winter Soldier. As for who plays the good Doctor, I'm kind of hoping for Timothy Olyphant, but Michael Biehn is also acceptable.

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#44 Posted by i_dont_like_comics (776 posts) - - Show Bio

@mideonnviscera: raimi wouldve been perfect for strange. he blends horror and humor perfectly. if you dont like him because of spider-man 3, you can thank sony for that one. read up you'll find the truth.

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#45 Posted by LCazT1996 (642 posts) - - Show Bio

nice. so about that Black Panther and Miss Marvel movie?............just asking.

They'll probably call her Captain Marvel to follow more along the lines of where she is in the comics now.

And I'm guessing Phase 3 will go something along the lines of:

1. Ant-Man (late 2015)

2. Cap 3 (2016)

3. Dr. Strange (2016)

4. Thor 3 (2017)

5. Black Panther/Captain (or Ms.) Marvel (2017)

6. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Assuming the first one does well and lends itself to a pt. 2 - 2018)

7. Nova/The Inhumans/The Winter Soldier/[Planet] Hulk (2018)

8. Avengers 3 - (The Infinity Gauntlet? - May 2019) now with Cap, Ant-Man, Panther/Marvel, Thor, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Quicksilver, and potentially someone like Winter Soldier and Dr. Strange joining the action. And I'm hoping/thinking that what'll happen in GotG 2 is that Thanos will fight them, beat them, then go for Earth at the end of the movie with the Guardians arriving just in time to warn them of his coming.

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#46 Posted by TDK_1997 (18774 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice choice I must say. I mean I've watched most of his movies and they are great.

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#47 Edited by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

So first they want comedy directors and now they want horror directors?

-.-

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#48 Posted by MideonNViscera (408 posts) - - Show Bio

@mideonnviscera: raimi wouldve been perfect for strange. he blends horror and humor perfectly. if you dont like him because of spider-man 3, you can thank sony for that one. read up you'll find the truth.

There's a lot more to dislike about that trilogy than just Spider-Man 3. Even the much beloved Spider-Man 2 had some absolutely terrible parts.

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#49 Posted by daltonmunnal (181 posts) - - Show Bio

@mideonnviscera: raimi wouldve been perfect for strange. he blends horror and humor perfectly. if you dont like him because of spider-man 3, you can thank sony for that one. read up you'll find the truth.

We all know 'the truth' behind it, and you know what? Being made to use a character he didn't want to use is not an excuse for what went wrong with that movie. They gave him the stipulation of using Venom? Kay. That doesn't give him an excuse for poorly used villains all around (The Winter Soldier managed to use six villains. They don't all have to have a lot of development. Just make them not suck). That doesn't explain the retcon from the first film. That doesn't explain emo Peter or dancing Peter. That doesn't explain more cliche MJ in distress. That doesn't explain the awful casting for Eddie Brock. Come on now. A guy that makes a bad piece of art while being given stipulations is still a guy that made a bad piece of art. If I were working with a fellow musician and I told him that a song he was working on under my guidance needed to include an instrumental flute break in the key of G and he gave me back a song where not only did that break suck, but the entire song sucked, he would not be a guy that made a crappy song because I took too much creative control. He'd be a guy that made a crappy song.

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#50 Posted by Lvenger (36338 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't seen any of Derrickson's work but although some people have mixed feelings on him, I'm seeing some positive feedback. And honestly a horror director might be best suited to bringing the supernatural and mystical world of Doctor Strange to life. It could potentially work with his style. Though given that the Asgardians were retconned into being a sci-fi alien race, I doubt we'll be getting a straight up Harry Potter esque film with magic in the MCU.

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