Director Scott Derrickson Says DOCTOR STRANGE Is 'The Marvel Movie We're Ready To See'

Dishing on how bad he wanted the gig, his relationship to the comics, and reactions to him directing, here's what Scott Derrickson says about bringing Marvel's Doctor Strange to the big-screen.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/18/2014


Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce Doctor Strange or the fact that Scott Derrickson is directing, but the supernatural/horror director recently talked with Joblo about the big-screen adaptation while promoting his upcoming Deliver Us From Evil. "I think when you consider the work that I've done it makes sense that he'd be my favorite comic book character, at least in the Marvel universe," he said of Doctor Strange. "Probably the only comic character in that mainstream world that I'm suited to. I feel such an affinity for the character and the story and the ambition of those comics, especially the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko "Strange Tales" - I think those are my favorite of all of them. The entire history of the comics is extraordinary."

About going after the long-developed project, Scott Dirreckson says, "I wanted it really bad. More than any other project that I've gone after, I felt compelled to do everything in my power to get on that project. Genuinely felt like I was the right guy to do it." On reactions to his directorship, and the world being ready for Marvel's Socerer Supreme, Derrickson says, "I think the nicest surprise for me, the most unexpected surprise, is the positive reaction." He continued, "Both to me getting the film - I guess I expected the detractors, and they just haven't been there, it's all been quite positive. More than that, it's just the general enthusiasm for Doctor Strange. I think people who know the comic world and the Marvel universe, they all feel the same way I do, which is, 'This is the Marvel movie we're all ready to see now.' This movie needs to exist. The outpouring of excitement that people have shown is the thing I've been most pleasantly surprised." Derrikson seems really passionate about Doctor Strange, which will probably be announced at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Anyhow, we last heard that Marvel's wishlist for the Dr. Stephen Strange role so far includes Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. About the rumored wishlist, Derrikson said, "I can't talk about that, but I understand that you have to ask." Lastly, he responded "we'll see" when asked if his take on Doctor Strange will have more of a horror tone than the other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What do you think?
Source: Joblo
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Pasto - 6/18/2014, 2:13 PM
Fo-shizzle my nizzle.
Pasto - 6/18/2014, 2:14 PM
She take my money...
When I'm in need
Yeah she a frightnin...
Friend in deed...
Oh she gold digger...
Way over town...
That digs on me...
sKeemAn - 6/18/2014, 2:21 PM
He sounds ready for this. Now we need the official cast for Stephen Strange.
MrReese - 6/18/2014, 2:23 PM
I'm pumped 4 Strange.

@Pasto Was that the song Kanye played at his wedding? ;)
DrDoom - 6/18/2014, 2:24 PM
I'm sure he'll do a great job. I'm just so happy to know that this movie has people hired for it. Bring Dormammu to the big screen!

Hey Derrickson! He better look like this!

EzioKenway1225 - 6/18/2014, 2:25 PM
he seems really fricking enthusiastic about it and i hope he pulls it off
sKeemAn - 6/18/2014, 2:25 PM
I have to look in my comic library I own a lot of Dr. Strange books I've never read. I have to catch up on history the hard way.
Irohny - 6/18/2014, 2:27 PM
That font though....
EzioKenway1225 - 6/18/2014, 2:27 PM
i still love these quotes from feige on a dr strange film

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 needs to be a Ditko/Kubrick/Miyazaki/The Matrix mind-trip,” he said.


that sounds so amazing


Mercwitham0uth - 6/18/2014, 2:28 PM




JamesMan - 6/18/2014, 2:30 PM
We may finally get another Horror-lite Superhero movie (Hellboy/Blade) with this! Count me as excited.
EzioKenway1225 - 6/18/2014, 2:32 PM
jamesman-i definitely think with Derrickson who havent seen anything of but i have heard from people that he is a really good choice for this,i think it will have elements of supernatural horror
Maven - 6/18/2014, 2:32 PM
Damn this is going to be great.
Alien - 6/18/2014, 2:33 PM
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/18/2014, 2:42 PM
He's a good choice. Looking forward to this
EzioKenway1225 - 6/18/2014, 2:43 PM
i still want David Tennant as DOCTOR STRANGE!!!
sKeemAn - 6/18/2014, 2:43 PM
@merc

Thas some real good work. is it official?
blackandyellow - 6/18/2014, 2:46 PM
Isn't it amazing how every character and director are always hired to play/direct their favorite characters. What are the odds?!?!
Nomis - 6/18/2014, 2:46 PM
marvel72 - 6/18/2014, 2:46 PM
can't wait for this,if any of you guys want to read some great dr.strange comics read the strange tales run by ditko as scott said & i recommend dr.strange the oath.
Maxi91291 - 6/18/2014, 2:47 PM
Hes right. This movie needs to happen. The fans are ready.

Mr. Derrickson ...
LMB10 - 6/18/2014, 2:47 PM


Prime - 6/18/2014, 2:49 PM
Spain, the S is silent. Anyway...No Leto please.
XF14 - 6/18/2014, 2:49 PM
Maxi91291 - 6/18/2014, 2:49 PM
It would be good if they secretly cast someone and are waiting for SDCC to announce it
MrMartinMarvel - 6/18/2014, 2:50 PM
I can't believe that this is finally happening! I hope this guy does a great job.
DaVinci31 - 6/18/2014, 2:51 PM
I'm really excited for this film, the direction in Sinister was brilliant at times.
Raptor055 - 6/18/2014, 2:52 PM
Get Pedro Pascal for Dr. Strange
Starfox - 6/18/2014, 2:53 PM
Derrickson WILL OWN!
Maxi91291 - 6/18/2014, 2:53 PM
@Ezio

Marvel is doing some serious scientific shit and hat is very awesome. Its great they are approaching Dr. Strange in the same way.
Highflyer - 6/18/2014, 2:53 PM
Bring it.
XF14 - 6/18/2014, 2:54 PM




Definitely need Dormmamu though. Thats a must.
write33 - 6/18/2014, 2:54 PM
great, he's as excited for this as Edgar Wright was for Ant-man!...so hope Marvel can do a better job making it work with enthusiastic directors... when you have passionate ones like the Russo brothers? you get some great films.
Maxi91291 - 6/18/2014, 2:54 PM
Are Benedict and Hardy still the top contenders ?
BasedThanos - 6/18/2014, 2:55 PM
Sounds AWESOME! I've been excited since the name drop in CA:TWS. Derrickson is going to kill it!
@blackandyellow
He's obviously excited and a fan [frick]ing smartass
Goldboink - 6/18/2014, 2:55 PM
Benedict Cummerbund is Dr. Strange, no two ways about it. I wanted a Doc Strange movie in Phase 2.
BasedThanos - 6/18/2014, 2:57 PM
With Derrickson at the helm, this movie opens up the whole supernatural horror realm of the Marvel universe.
RobtimusPrime - 6/18/2014, 2:57 PM
Nicolaj Coster Waldau for, Stephen Strange FTW!!
HypeExMachina - 6/18/2014, 2:58 PM
Maxi91291 - 6/18/2014, 2:58 PM
When the general audiences find out about this movie The Westboro Baptist Church is going to shit their pants :D
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