Scott Derrickson Set To Helm DOCTOR STRANGE For Marvel

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scott-derrickson-at-event-of-sinisterWhile the search continues for a new director on the Ant-Man project, Marvel seems to be moving forward with their other planned projects. One such project is Doctor Strange. For some time now, the project had been thought to be just a rumored or a “would like to do someday” type project, but Kevin Feige seemed adamant to get the ball rolling. Well, the film took a big step in the right direction today by (almost) signing a director.

According to Variety, Scott Derrickson is in talks to helm the magic-centered film for the popular studio. The trade states that the deal is not a official yet, but it should be a done deal quite soon. Derrickson is most known for his recent horror films, including Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the upcoming Deliver Us From Evil. He was also at the helm of the remade The Day the Earth Stood Still. His films have been received pretty well and have performed well at the box office. Still, it’s a rather surprising choice.

Marvel has yet to comment on this news and no word of casting at this time. Many actors have been rumored for the titular role, including Johnny Depp, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Patrick Dempsey. For those not familiar, the story centers on a former neurosurgeon who becomes the Sorcerer Supreme and defends the Earth against mythical and mystical threats.The project is said to be a part of Marvel’s planned Phase 3 of films, with the character potentially joining forces with the Avengers later on down the road. That, at this time, is unconfirmed however.

Check back with Comic Book Therapy for all the latest on this developing story.

UPDATE: Scott Derrickson has confirmed, via his Twitter account, that he will indeed be helming the upcoming Doctor Strange film. What do you think Strange fans? is this the right choice?


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