COMICS: George R.R. Martin Would Write DR. STRANGE For Marvel

Famed author George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) is a much documented comic book fan and here he answers the question of which Marvel character he'd like to write. His answer starts off innocent enough but it's humorously obvious he's given it some thought.

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By Mark Julian - 9/19/2012


George R.R. Martin has been a fan of Marvel Comics since its inception. His (now famous) letter to Stan Lee published back in fan column in Avengers #12 concerning Avengers #9 and Fantastic Four #2 can be seen HERE. Recently, MTV Geek caught up with Martin at Worldcon 2012 and asked him what Marvel title he would like to write.

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"I don't know what my story angle would be. The character I'd have the most fun writing would be Dr Strange,the master of the mystic arts, he was always one of my favorites...but before I did that I'd have my lawyers meet with Marvel's lawyers and work out an iron-clad contract that would say that whatever I did in the story would continue on forever and would never be retconned, rebooted or reimagined out of the universe when some later writer decided to mess around with it...I always hated reboots and retconns and the fact that a new writer comes in and 'un-does' what the previous writer did and brings dead characters back to life, kills new characters....but I did love Dr Strange and if I was to write a Marvel character him and his dimensions would be it....I'd seperate him off from the rest of the Marvel universe and not make him part of a team. He doesnt really fit any of that stuff, he's a guy that shouldn't even be known to the rest of the heroes, living on the edge of the Marvel Universe protecting the world and our dimension and plane from dangers and forces out there that the other characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers don't even dream exist. He's our wall against Cthullu and the Old-Ones and the dread Dormammu. That's when Dr Strange was at his best, Stan Lee and Ditko were [writing] him in just that manner."

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RorMachine - 9/19/2012, 2:32 PM
And now of course, I want this to happen
JumpinJehosaphat - 9/19/2012, 2:36 PM
Legal thing = not ever happening.
JonG303 - 9/19/2012, 2:36 PM
No! Finish your Game of Thrones series first!
Aizen8215 - 9/19/2012, 2:36 PM
Lmao @SuspenseSmith
jimpinto24 - 9/19/2012, 2:37 PM
Odd choice. But I'm very excited about the Dr. Strange movie.
theboywonder - 9/19/2012, 2:39 PM
Theory makes sense, but it's cooler to see Dr. Strange interact with MCU people
DravinClaw - 9/19/2012, 2:48 PM
Finish the next book first
nonserviam - 9/19/2012, 2:50 PM
If he got a hold of any Marvel property 40% of the characters would be dead by series end.
chuckg313 - 9/19/2012, 2:54 PM
I like the idea of the doc being a stand alone movie...gives the director a chance to explore his world more in depth
TheBatman1 - 9/19/2012, 2:55 PM
He should stop focusing on stuff like this and start focusing on finishing the Song of Ice and Fire series
KaneVonDoom - 9/19/2012, 3:08 PM
I think it would be awesome to have Alan Moore write a Dr. Strange story arc.... very doubtful that'd ever happen.

GRRM could do a great job on the screenplay. I agree that Strange should be a little more standalone but at this point, it should definitely be grounded in the MCU.

Whoever does it should have a decent grip on occult sciences, alchemy and the esoteric in general as well as quantum sciences. But I guess that's what consultants are for.
RunDTC - 9/19/2012, 3:08 PM
@Froggy:

TheJoker - 9/19/2012, 3:13 PM
Hey, Georgey old pal! How about you finish Game of Thrones first? OK! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Vapes - 9/19/2012, 3:16 PM
Sounds like the perfect guy for the job.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 9/19/2012, 3:32 PM
I do think that he should finish ASOIAF before contemplating anything. I think that he could be a great writer for Marvel, but I think he would have to create his own hero and story. Severely altering the universe by taking a character out of interaction with the rest of it wouldn't really work. I met him at a signing last year and he is a really cool guy.
ThePowerCosmic - 9/19/2012, 3:35 PM
Marvel would never let him write Strange without tying him into the MCU. You can't just do what you want when Disney and Marvel are involved.
marvel72 - 9/19/2012, 3:36 PM
marvel sign him up right now.
TheOmegaOne - 9/19/2012, 4:00 PM
FInish ASoIaF then you can talk about doing all this other awesome stuff
RexDartEskimoSpy - 9/19/2012, 4:01 PM
Great idea. They could get Brian Hitch to draw it, too, and we could all look forward to a new issue of Dr Strange every 18 months or so.
Asterisk - 9/19/2012, 4:06 PM
GUYS! We're not talking about a movie here! He wants to write the comic! Stop talking about the movie!

Personally, I think his ideas are neat.
BillyBatson1000 - 9/19/2012, 4:21 PM
Hell, as long as "Marvel" as-it-is-now, can whore action figures they'll do anything. But a legal contract in perpetuity? No such animal.
Fogs - 9/19/2012, 4:33 PM
Love what he said about keeping the continuity. That's what kept me from reading periodic comics, those [frick]in retcons and shit. But I think even if Strange was a total loner it's cool for him to interact with other heroes.
Battabing - 9/19/2012, 4:37 PM
He needs to get back to writing his books. I wanna finish the Game of Thrones series before he dies.
damntree - 9/19/2012, 4:46 PM
He looks like he's about one cheeseburger away from a major heart attack or diabetic coma. Finish your books you fat bastard!
mctrinket - 9/19/2012, 5:04 PM
IgnurRant - 9/19/2012, 5:09 PM
Strange would do better outside of the MCU. Best not to simplify his source material like the rest of the Avengers.
IgnurRant - 9/19/2012, 5:10 PM
Same goes for Blank Pather. Too controversial. They didnt even put Nazi's in The First Avenger.
HavocPrime - 9/19/2012, 6:10 PM
Would love for him to do Strange, but he has to complete A Song of Ice and Fire before he does anything, seriously, he is like the slowest writer ever.
Ceejay - 9/19/2012, 10:28 PM
He should be banned from doing anything anywhere until he finishes what he started with A Song of Ice and Fire!
Guerillas - 9/19/2012, 10:47 PM
He wants Dr. Strange to be the marvel version of the night watch!
KillerOfSaints - 9/19/2012, 11:35 PM
Wong will die. Dormammu will die. Baron Mordo will die. and then Dr. Strange will die. His dog will die. But not Tyrion....he lives forever!

lokibane2012 - 9/20/2012, 1:45 AM
He just pretty much described the Night's Watch there. I dunno if that's kinda awesome or a creativity deficit.
toco89 - 9/20/2012, 5:41 AM
Seems like he knows his stuff. I'd be okay with him writing it. I like his premise of Dr. Strange not being well known to the rest. Dr.Strange's team ups for the most part always seemed forced to me. I usually end up realizing that they were kind of, or completely, unnecessary(I wrote MOST, for those who want to start writing useless examples to counter a point I didn't make). Or end up asking myself why didn't he use such and such spell, would've saved a lot of effort.

With Marvel Now, he could very well establish Dr.Stange in that manner and that would actually tie in well with the Dark World, and could be why they meet him. Looming magical threat that Thor is involved with. Even though they'e already filming but who knows. Depends on his involvement in the movie.

Idk about that legal deal. He'd probably have enough pull for someone at marvel to consider it, at least for the marvel now run. But marvel is very possesive, especially now that the MCU has money pull. To me Marvel's dollars to quality ratio has always leaned toward money a lot more than DC.

But again his proposition would work very well as a cameo or role in the Dark World and bridge perfectly into a solo film.
AmazingFantasy - 9/20/2012, 6:11 AM
Wishing death on him?

You guys [frick]ing sicken me. But then this is CBM I'm not suprised..

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