Francis Ford Coppola's Son Wanted To Make A DOCTOR STRANGE Movie

Francis Ford Coppola's Son Wanted To Make A DOCTOR STRANGE Movie

Director Roman Coppola, recalls the time in his life when he wanted to adapt Doctor Strange for the big screen. He also suggest that his crazy cousin, Nicolas Cage, would be an ideal choice to play the role.

While Roman Coppola is promoting his new movie, "Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III," he asked about his love for comic books and if he ever had an interest in making a comic book movie. The son of legendary filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola, shared his desire to bring Marvel's Doctor Stephen Strange to the big screen at some point during the 90's. (Congratulations to him for rocking the unibrow and thinking that's okay.)

”You know, I did [have the desire to make a superhero movie], but I could again. I was a huge comic book fan comic book fan growing up, within reason. I was a fan of Spider-Man and all that stuff. Actually, I met Stan Lee 15 or 20 years ago when Marvel had the worst reputation for their adaptations. They had made a really terrible Fantastic Four movie and some other things. I met him with my dad and we said, ‘Oh, wow, I wish we could be involved. How great would it be to make a really accurate version of one of these films?’ I had the aspirations to make a Doctor Strange movie, which I worked on quite a bit. I ended up coming out on the other side, since I told someone I was working on a comic book movie and they said, ‘Do you really want to work for a studio to get pushed around for three years and not make something that’s personal?’ To make a movie like that where I could really use my sensibility would be fantastic. That type of work now is a product, and there’s a manner in which it’s made. Now I think it’d be better to spend those three years to do something better.”

Of interest, Roman ended the interview by telling Movie Pilot that his cousin, Nicolas Cage, would be perfect for the role of, Dr. Strange.

If you want some proof of Roman's deep love of comic books just look below and you will find a commercial that he directed. It's a Farmers Insurance television spot with a tie-in to Marvel's summer blockbuster, The Avengers.

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Happy11 - 1/16/2013, 11:04 AM
Just another "what if" story.
MrReese - 1/16/2013, 11:15 AM
[frick] u Cage!!! XD
superotherside - 1/16/2013, 11:24 AM
Cage is a good actor, I like some of his films... but he's no Doctor Strange. Sorry.

Still bring on the Dr. Strange movie!
DioFoRio - 1/16/2013, 11:40 AM
thought they meant the weird son on that comedy sitcom-Jesse Venturas Conspiracy Theory...
DioFoRio - 1/16/2013, 11:40 AM
never mind that was Oliver Stones weirdo kid
DioFoRio - 1/16/2013, 11:41 AM
Nicolas cage has a plethora of degrees in Strange..not just a doctor...he's over qualified for that role.
DioFoRio - 1/16/2013, 11:43 AM
oh @eidreven...quit being a sensitive pussy.

Here is a recent comment to you don't have to dig through old shit.
SuperDude001 - 1/16/2013, 11:44 AM
Cage could give it a good try. But he's far from being above average for Doctor Strange.
shamo - 1/16/2013, 11:44 AM
no thank you.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 11:48 AM
LMAO!! Jeezus...... This guy ALMOST had the role as Superman, he was ALMOST offered the role of Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, and now Doc Strange? I swear to God, we are just dodging bullets and [frick]ing MISSILES with Nic, here. Matrix style. Now don't get me wrong, I really do enjoy his films and I respect as an actor, but I just cannot see him in another CBM film. Nic, love ya, dude (no homo), but just stay clear of CBMs. You're an awesome actor, but not as good with CBMs......
RadicalDuck - 1/16/2013, 11:53 AM
@ TheAmazingSpidey63 - completely agree.
devil - 1/16/2013, 11:53 AM
keanu reeves to play dr strange
bradley cooper to play ant-man
anna hathaway to play the wasp
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 11:54 AM
@Splenda - Dat unibrow...... O.o

Someone's gotta make a meme out of that, LoL. :P
zachman2013 - 1/16/2013, 11:55 AM
Keep Cage away from this, same for the director.
FennecPilot - 1/16/2013, 11:56 AM
Jon Hamm as Strange.

or Tim Olyphant
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 11:57 AM
@yoss - Hahahaha!!! Just nice, bro.....You on a roll with the randomness, man. XD
kaijunexus - 1/16/2013, 11:57 AM
Cage is great!! anything other than a superhero role.

TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 11:58 AM
@Nomis - LoL, Jeezus......... XD
ATrueHero1987 - 1/16/2013, 11:58 AM
Wow. I'm just thankful Cage didn't get the role of Iron Man. Because at one point he was interested.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/16/2013, 12:01 PM
His name is always somehow connected to a comic character. If there was a article saying that Cage was also interested in Thor, Namor, The Punisher, Thanos, or Galactus at one point, I wouldn't be
TheBeard - 1/16/2013, 12:04 PM
Durf - 1/16/2013, 12:19 PM
WOW Dodged a hail of gun fire there! Also, LMFAO @nail talking about the unibrow


ImnotDaredevil - 1/16/2013, 12:22 PM
For the love of all things comic book keep Nic Cage away from any more adapts!! I cannot believe that any studios trying to make some $$$ actually think he might be a good option?! I think the only time he hasn't done my head in was kick ass.
DrDoom - 1/16/2013, 12:25 PM
Nicholas Cage should not be cast in anything, ever.
HAQ - 1/16/2013, 12:30 PM
Everybody, besides Cage.
dezdigi - 1/16/2013, 12:33 PM
I wish Cage would just stop, seriously.
Super12 - 1/16/2013, 12:45 PM
Only if Dr. Strange's nemesis is......bees
FoxForce5 - 1/16/2013, 12:48 PM
We already saw what Nic Cage would have been like as Doctor Strange and it was called "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and we all know how well that turned out...
PapaEmeritus - 1/16/2013, 12:49 PM
@Dionysios, Jesse Ventura is AWESOME! LOL
Why not for the Coppola kid directing it, hell no for Nic Cage being Strange [no pun!]!
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/16/2013, 12:49 PM
Elguason@ CREEPY!... Reminds me of those mating space creatures from Species. ;)
Allura - 1/16/2013, 12:52 PM
Nicolas Cage as Dr Strange? I have only three words for that -

Fogs - 1/16/2013, 1:06 PM
Jeez, he was trying to be EVERYONE!
SageMode - 1/16/2013, 1:07 PM
Ummmm.....No! Smh.
Just keep Nic Cage away from CBMs.
rastaZen - 1/16/2013, 3:05 PM
@Nomis Jimmy Cage ??? Nomis , thats genius :)
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 3:06 PM
@cipher - Lmfaoo! Jeezus, man! You must have some striking feminine features to you if people think that. God help me if I ever meet you and say the same. I'm gonna need more than a drink if that ever happens. XD
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 1/16/2013, 3:18 PM
@Kamen and @Nomis - Ohoho! A Cage match, eh? Challenge accepted.....

MisterBabadook - 1/16/2013, 3:41 PM
Cousin? I thought they were brothers.
ThePowerCosmic - 1/16/2013, 3:56 PM
No no please no. Nocholas Cage sucks.
Digitaria51 - 1/16/2013, 3:57 PM
Listen up! Andrew Lincoln for Doctor Strange. Nic Cage is washed up and you f*cking know it. Strange WILL appear in a movie, it all depends on the casting director, and whether or not they pull their head out of their ass and make the right choice. I feel like a lot of you just want the most famous face to sell the movie, well, look how that worked for Green Lantern. Cast a great actor, and expect great results.
SpideyQuad - 1/16/2013, 6:49 PM
Aaaa… NO

Nick had his Sorcerer Movie
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