DOCTOR STRANGE Finds A Director In Scott Derrickson

DOCTOR STRANGE Finds A Director In Scott Derrickson

After shortlist surfaced months ago, Marvel has tapped a director best known for supernatural horror flicks to bring the Sorcerer Supreme, aka Doctor Strange, to the big-screen. Check it out!

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man may be without a director and still planned for release next year, but that hasn't stopped development on the other films that the Disney-owned company has slated for its "Phase 3" lineup. According to Variety and other sources, horror director Scott Derrickson has been tapped to help finally bring Doctor Strange to the big-screen. "Negotiations are still early," reveals trade magazine, "but sources say he is Marvel's choice and deal should be struck shortly." Derrickson's directing credits include Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), and Sinister (2012), with Deliver Us From Evil set to hit theaters next month. Even though the filmmaker also co-wrote those horror flicks, The Hollywood Reporter suggests not only that Marvel Studios is still seeking a writer to rewrite the Doctor Strange script, but also that Kung Fu Panda duo screenwriters Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger are still in the mix. 

While Scott Derrickson was the last to be revealed as a contender, the director was selected over Mark Andrews (Brave), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday), and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), among many others whom
Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige confirmed meeting back when he was promoting Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

For years, Kevin Feige has expressed interest in bringing Doctor Stephen Strange to the silver-screen, and finally introducing the Socerer Supreme's magic into Marvel's Cinematic Universe. The producer even allowed a direct reference to the character in Captain America: The Winter Soldier which was thought up by directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Anyhow, expect Marvel to officially announce Doctor Strange at San Diego Comic-Con next month, if not sooner. And given that Disney has 2 untitled Marvel Studios flicks, after Captain America 3, scheduled for release on July 8, 2016 and May 5, 2017, the Socerer Supreme will likely get the former date. What do you think? 
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Starfox - 6/3/2014, 2:49 PM
This guy directed some scary ass films.
Brainiac13 - 6/3/2014, 2:50 PM

KingQuicksilver - 6/3/2014, 2:50 PM
It's the guy who did sinister what an interesting choice
Reasonnnn - 6/3/2014, 2:51 PM
NovaCorpsFan - 6/3/2014, 2:52 PM
Holy shit, this movie will be perfect!
EdgyOutsider - 6/3/2014, 2:52 PM
He's been my pick since the short list was revealed. He is an absolutely perfect choice for this project
write33 - 6/3/2014, 2:52 PM
remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still?"....ugh

otherwise, I dig his horror resume, 'something new to introduce into the Marvel Studios universe.
Mrcool210 - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
this guy has directed nothing but horror movies, a good chunk of them are shit too. (day the earth stood still remake, and Hellraiser: Inferno, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Sure sinister wasn't too bad, but that was due to the scriptwriter carlye (or however his name is spelled) from I wouldn't say this is your best choice marvel. But whatever
DeusExSponge - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
So is Dr Strange actually going to use magic or is he going to use some psychics thingy ma-bober? I know they already established magic as an advanced form of science, but I'm still hoping for some actual magic to be used in the MCU. I mean look at Thor, the guy has no magic and his battles are rather boring in the MCU (excluding the battle at Jotunheim).
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
Ooo yeah this is going to be creepy

ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
WOAHHH..interesting choice and here come the people who enver heard of him saying marvel hired another "yes man" director..sigh
MrFridayNights - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
Dr. Strange>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ant-Man
I want a Dr. Strange movie in November of 2015.
Abary - 6/3/2014, 2:53 PM
Say wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut
MrFridayNights - 6/3/2014, 2:54 PM
A Dr. Strange trilogy would be a total success.
Omarvls - 6/3/2014, 2:55 PM
Look nothing is guranteed but after the what the Russo Boys did with TWS

In Marvel we trust
themidnightking - 6/3/2014, 2:55 PM
What happened to my comment?
Reasonnnn - 6/3/2014, 2:56 PM
Lets get the McConaissance to play Stephen Strange. :)
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 2:56 PM

Umm Loki and Frigga displayed some Magic

And scarlet witch teased it in Cap2
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 2:56 PM
DEUSEX-these are quotes from Feige about this film..he talked about this around when Winter Soldier was coming out..

Are you watching the Cosmos series? That’s magic, [the quantum physics]. It’s unbelievable. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what’s the difference between that and magic?

You don’t get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts he’d find out how some of that stuff is happening! We’re not going to spend a lot of time on that, but there will be some of that. And particularly for a character like Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won’t be an answer! Sometimes he’ll want an answer - “How is this happening?!” - and nothing.

Doctor Strange also has to be weirder as a movie. The Marvel films have so far had something approaching a house style - even Winter Soldier, which has its own look, fits into the larger Marvel aesthetic. But Feige sees Doctor Strange being quite different.

“Doctor Strange needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip,” he said. With all the recent news about directors being courted for the film this is interesting - who will be able to deliver for Marvel the kind of mind-trip Feige wants while also making a movie that will hit a wide audience?
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 2:57 PM
This news pretty much confirms that Dr Strange is the Untitled Marvel movie in July 2016
Brainiac13 - 6/3/2014, 2:58 PM
Brainiac13 - 6/3/2014, 2:58 PM

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)[5]
Deus Ex (CBS Films, 2014) (announced)
When Gravity Fails (IM Global, 2014)
The Breathing Method (Blumhouse Productions, 2014)[6]
Two Eyes Staring (Summit Entertainment, 2013) (announced)[6]
Goliath (Relativity Entertainment, 2013) (announced)[6]
Sinister (Summit Entertainment, 2012)[6]
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems, 2005)
Hellraiser: Inferno (Dimension, 2000) (video)
Love in the Ruins (1995) (short)


Deliver Us from Evil (2014)[5]
Sinister 2 (Blumhouse, 2014) (announced)
Deus Ex (CBS Films, 2014) (announced)
When Gravity Fails (IM Global, 2014)
Devil's Knot (2013)
Two Eyes Staring (Summit Entertainment, 2013) (announced)
Sinister (Summit Entertainment, 2012)[6]
Scream 4 (Dimension, 2011) (uncredited rewrite)[5]
The Messengers (Sony, 2007) (uncredited rewrite)[5]
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Screen Gems, 2005)
Land of Plenty (2000)
Hellraiser: Inferno (Dimension, 2000) (video)
Dracula: 2000 (Dimension, 1999) (uncredited rewrite)[5]
Urban Legends: Final Cut (Sony, 1999)
Love in the Ruins (1995) (short)


Sinister 2 (Blumhouse, 2014) (announced)
Random (The Weinstein Company, 2013) (executive producer)
Devil's Knot (2013) (executive producer)
Blue Like Jazz (2012) (associate producer)
Sinister (Summit Entertainment, 2012) (executive producer)
The Visitation (2006) (co-producer)
Love in the Ruins (1995) (short) (producer)

Unproduced screenplays (selected)

Thunderstruck (2012) (TV pilot)
The Substitute (Mandate Pictures/Sony Pictures, 2010) (attached as director)
The Living (Lakeshore Entertainment, 2000) (attached as director)
Poltergeist (MGM Studios, 2009)
The Birds (Universal Pictures, 2007) (attached as director)[5]
Nine Chambers (Universal Pictures, 2007) (attached as director)[5]
Kingdom Come (Sony Entertainment, 2006) (attached as director)[5]
Hyperion (IEG Entertainment, 2006)[5]
Mystic (Walt Disney Pictures, 2001) (attached as director)[5]
Future Tense (APG Entertainment, 2000)[5]
Mindbender (Dimension Entertainment, 2000) (attached as director)[5]
Darkness Falling (Sony Entertainment, 1997) (attached as director)[5]
The Church (Trimark Pictures, 1996) (attached as director)[5]
JordanKing - 6/3/2014, 2:58 PM
I wonder how long he will last..
MrBlackJack - 6/3/2014, 2:58 PM
third3ye - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
Dr Strange has a director before Ant-Man, funny.
Abary - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
The fact that the movie is having a horror writer is good. I mean, what kind of Doctor Strange movie is it if Dormammu isn't in it and isn't frightening?
KingOnslaught - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
Sinister was actually pretty good so im fine with this
Invictor - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
I think I could work with that.
Brainiac13 - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

This is the only one I've seen......which was great.
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 3:00 PM
I seen the previews of deliver Us from Evil

It looks good
Invictor - 6/3/2014, 3:00 PM
One thing with Marvel is that you can't base how well the film will be on a director's filmography.
MrFridayNights - 6/3/2014, 3:00 PM
What if Dr. Strange replaces Ant-Man for the July 2015 slot.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM
Nice! This is gonna be interesting for sure.
DeusExSponge - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM
JoJo1982 - I thought all Asgardian "Magic" is nothing more than advanced science. Also we're not sure what Scarlet Witch is using.

ezio619 - Ah thanks for that quotes and clarification!
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM

third3ye - 6/3/2014, 2:59 PM
Dr Strange has a director before Ant-Man, funny


I couldn't help it
batz11 - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM
Now go cast an up 'n comer...Huston would rock that role, be young enough to stay with it for a while too...

Indy - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM
cool hope they make a good movie.
Jcool - 6/3/2014, 3:01 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still was a terrible movie but Marvel keeps the director on a pretty tight leash so this will probably be a good movie.
Starfox - 6/3/2014, 3:02 PM
I still say get Depp for Dr. Strange but Cumberbatch would be Great!!
Invictor - 6/3/2014, 3:02 PM

That's potentially almost impossible, who knows if they even have the cast or set or crew ready for filming?
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