MARVEL Reportedly Has Four Directors On Their Shortlist For DOCTOR STRANGE
Marvel already won the day with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy character videos and a poster, but now a shortlist of directors for the long rumored Doctor Strange movie has emerged to ensure complete news domination. The Hollywood Reporter have found out the four names on Marvel Studios‘ list to helm the movie about the Sorcerer Supreme. Along with that comes word on writers that may be tapped to pen the new script as well.
According to the site, there are four contenders for the highly coveted job right now. The four names are: Mark Andrews (co-writer and co-director of Pixar‘s Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (writer and director of last year’s foreign film Oscar-nominated film A Royal Affair), Dean Israleite (director of Paramount‘s upcoming time-travel movie Welcome to Yesterday), and Johnathan Levine (50/50 and Warm Bodies). Along with the four names on the list to direct, THR says that Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, the writers of the Kung Fu Panda movies, are in the mix to write the new screenplay. Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly‘s original draft seems to have been completely scrapped.
Marvel is looking to hire a writer and director to work together, or even a director who could write the film as well. The movie will of course focus on Doctor Stephen Strange and how he goes from a cocky, arrogant, and selfish surgeon whose hands are damaged in a car accident. After all of modern medicine fails him, he travels to Tibet in a final effort to find a cure and restart his career as a talented surgeon. That of course fails and he ends up learning the mystical arts from the Ancient One. A Doctor Strange film has been something Kevin Feige has teased for years, and it’s reportedly one of his pet projects. It seems like if things fall into place over the next few months we could be seeing the Sorcerer Supreme in Phase 3. The only problem is figuring out how to work magic and Strange‘s more eccentric style into the scientifically grounded Marvel Cinematic Universe. What do you think about the shortlist? Who would you like to see land the job?