Scott Derrickson Talks Up Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Screenwriter Jon Spaihts

Scott Derrickson Talks Up Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Screenwriter Jon Spaihts

Despite serving as both writer/director for most of his filmography, Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson says he's happy to be working with Jon Spaihts on the Marvel adaptation. Check it out!

Just weeks after news broke that Scott Derrickson would be helming Doctor Strange, news had followed that Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts would be tackling the script. While Derrickson has writing credits on all but one of his horror/supernatural movies, and then some, Movie Pilot asked the filmmaker during an interview late last month if he would be taking on more directing-only gigs starting with Marvel's Socerer Supreme adaptation. "Not necessarily," he answered. "Obviously it’s been announced there’s a writer on Doctor Strange but in that situation it’s maybe my favorite screenwriter in town. I’d read four of his scripts before ever meeting him. I think that the opportunity to work with great talent and people who can supersede my abilities in various areas is extremely exciting to me. Like, Jon Spaihts is a genius." It's presumed that Derrickson will only be directing Doctor Strange, but it's likely that he'll also be contributing to the movie's screenplay; especially considering what he says of working with Spaihts above.

While we still don't know who Marvel Studios is seriously considering to play Dr. Stephen Strange on the big-screen, Latino Review scooper El Mayimbe has hinted on Twitter that Kevin Feige and Co. have found their leading man, by simply tweeting: "Interesting choice for Dr. Strange :)". In terms of timing, Marvel having someone locked in for the role seems plausible with San Diego Comic-Con just two weeks away, and that being when and where an actor and release date will likely be announced, among other things. Coincidentally, it was confirmed today that one of the actors on Marvel's Strange wishlist, Benedict Cumberbatch, will be attending the annual convention this year for the very first time. Apparently, the English thespian's presence will only be to promote his voice role in DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar, and that's two days prior to Marvel Studios/ Disney's big Hall H presentation. Anyhow, others on the alleged wishlist include recent Oscar-winner Jared Leto and Tom Hardy, but the latter actor is "not expected to be available.
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Maven - 7/10/2014, 8:12 PM
Cumberbatch could care less about the [frick]ing penguins. Bring on Strange.
Maven - 7/10/2014, 8:14 PM
Scott was a brilliant choice. Looking forward to see what he brings to the MCU.
Lozzy - 7/10/2014, 8:14 PM
Cant wait to see what Scott Derrickson will do with Doctor Strange. Sinister was a great film.
DrDoom - 7/10/2014, 8:14 PM
Just knowing that this movie is on the way

Bring me the Dread Lord! Second best villain in the Marvel Universe (after me, of course).

DeusExSponge - 7/10/2014, 8:15 PM
OHHHHH! They better announce the Sorcerer Supreme's actor at Comic-Con. Can't wait and see how it turns out!
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:16 PM
i like Cumberbatch but idk..i would like a less obvious choice but if it is Cumberbatch,its a solid choice
ALegendaryPanda - 7/10/2014, 8:17 PM
I CANNOT WAIT for this movie!
Lozzy - 7/10/2014, 8:18 PM
I really hope Jared Leto gets the role.
DeusExSponge - 7/10/2014, 8:18 PM
What if it's actually Pascal Pedro?! That would be awesome and we would get an exotic and badass Sorcerer Supreme.
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:18 PM
i know people are all over the the place with scott derricksons films, some like them to love them, some are in the middle, and some dont like them,but i have heard he i s one of the best horror directors today and knows how to do creepy and suspense
ALegendaryPanda - 7/10/2014, 8:19 PM
I kinda want Cumberbatch to play a DC character but I'll still be happy as [frick] if he's cast as Dr. Strange
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:19 PM
DeusExpsonge-he is my choice
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:19 PM
idk..Cumberbatch is a very busy guy
ALegendaryPanda - 7/10/2014, 8:20 PM

You got his name backwards dude lol
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:20 PM
Spaihts was the guy who wrote the early draft of Prometheus before it was rewritten by lindelof
staypuffed - 7/10/2014, 8:24 PM
Going with Pedro would be amazing.
still not that excited for this, there are half a dozen Marvel properties I'd rather see, but whatever.
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:26 PM
i really hope this is the phase 3 movie list(some of these are confirmed ex.Cap 3, Thor 3)

Ant Man

Captain America 3

Doctor Strange

Thor 3

Black Panther

Avengers 3
erth2drew - 7/10/2014, 8:27 PM
I'm going to laugh when CUMBERBITCH isnt cast as strange if you know anything about Dr strange which i claim i know little compared to a lot of other he ISNT the right fit.
Lozzy - 7/10/2014, 8:28 PM

I think that is what Phase 3 is looking to be. But maybe replace Black Panther with GOTG 2.
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:28 PM
feige said that the ideal model for a two film per year model that he would like is an estabilished franchise with a potential new franchise, ex.Cap 2 and Guardians this year, the estabilished franchise help pay for the newer ones
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:28 PM
Lozzy-idk ,i think marvel wants to see how GOTG does first before announcing a a sequel
thewonderer - 7/10/2014, 8:29 PM
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:29 PM
im gonna be a little dissapointed in marvel if they dont announce black panther
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:31 PM
latino review is hit or miss at best, they did get the bradley cooper -rocket racoon casting right, they got the charlie cox-matt murdock casting right and they broke the Brolin-Thanos story( which isnt official but close to it anyway)
DeusExSponge - 7/10/2014, 8:34 PM
Legenday - WTF?! I swear I typed out Pedro Pascal!!!!
WYLEEJAY - 7/10/2014, 8:35 PM
@Ezio. Thats what im hoping for in phase three too. I would like another Hulk film too though.
batz11 - 7/10/2014, 8:35 PM
I'm a scooper too...see...

Interesting choice for Black Panther :)

Interesting choice for Ms. Marvel :)

Interesting choice for Nova :)

Interesting choice for Warlock :)
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:35 PM
i hope the news ,if this is true, of who they cast for the character doesnt leak cause i want them to announce it at comic con and then hear everyones reaction,whatever it will be.
DeusExSponge - 7/10/2014, 8:38 PM
Ezio - Hopefully Black Panther will the next Phase 3 movie after Dr Strange. If he does get a cameo in Cap 3, then it would be perfect to go off from that and expand it to a full fledge movie. I want the BAMF known as Black Panther king of Wakanda dammit!
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:42 PM
DeusExsponge- i wouldnt have minded and Iron Fist movie but i am ahppy he is getting his show though
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/10/2014, 8:42 PM
Black Panther needs to be the next phase three film. Marvel needs to put this out there now. Not only for diversity purposes, but he's just as interesting if not not interesting than Thor, Iron Man, and Cap. He's got great mythology and his land of WAKANDA is imo,just as cool as Asgard visually. It can look great on screen.
DeusExSponge - 7/10/2014, 8:50 PM
Comics - We just need Black Panther to stay in Wakanda, not go somewhere else that's less interesting. Unless Marvel believes they can pull it off, then they should just have T'Challa stay in Wakanda and dispense justice on those that threatens his Kingdom and people.

Ezio - Agreed, that way we can get more heroes regardless of whether their on the big screen or the little screen. I just hope that Moon Knight will be in the next phase of Netflix/Marvel TV shows. Well that's if there is going to be Phases for the Netflix series.
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 8:56 PM
i would consider Cumberbatch as an obvious choice for Doctor Strange..i think this guy would be an "interesting" choice..frankly though..we keep on wishing it would happen so it probably wont but either way..

Jollem - 7/10/2014, 8:59 PM
i dunno. they couldn't even do a good mandarin. we'll see
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 9:01 PM
DeusExSponge-i do hope we get more then just 13 episodes of the 4 announced shows though
GreenLantern12 - 7/10/2014, 9:02 PM
OMG @EzioKenway1225 I never thought about him!! He would be perfect!!!!
NightForce - 7/10/2014, 9:03 PM
Ugh, I'm so anxious about who they chose for Strange. Really hope its not Jared Leto
DannyRand1225 - 7/10/2014, 9:10 PM
im getting worried that they may not announce a BP movie at comic con..i really hope they do
IHateBoogers - 7/10/2014, 9:10 PM
I don't know about the reliability of but they tweeted that Cumberbatch has press obligations with Marvel at comic-con.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/10/2014, 9:12 PM
DuesExSponge- Eventually he'll have to join the Avengers. I expect his homeland to maybe be threatened his first two solo outings and he'll reside there for a while. Maybe Ultron seeks Vibranium and breaches WAKANDA and reveals it to the world.
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