Science Expert Who Worked On THOR Reveals Progress For DOCTOR STRANGE Movie

Naming Marvel Studios' long-in production Doctor Strange movie as the next film he'll lend his science expertise to, following THOR, which he also discusses, here's what Sean Carroll says!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/25/2012


The last we heard regarding the big-screen adaptation of Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, was that it would come "Sooner Rather Than Later," according producer Kevin Feige. And now, thanks to the keen eyes of SHH forum user BoredGuy, via Io9, a theoretical physicist, Sean Carroll, who worked with Marvel Studios on last summer's Thor has revealed further progress on the long-productive project. Check out an excerpt below.

Now that Carroll's done with Thor, he's moved on to Doctor Strange, about a surgeon who becomes earth's Sorcerer Supreme. Carroll's job is to apply limits to Strange's powers. "You need constraints to provide tension," he says. A world where anything can happen makes for a very boring movie. It's when science imposes boundaries on what a superhero can do that the real drama begins.


Although this isn't much, considering we learned August last year that the screenwriters attached to Strange, Thomas Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer, had turned in their script, however, this does showcase further progress. Around that same time, it was also revealed that Marvel drafted a shortlist of directors to approach on the title, forwarding the current script to each to try and sign someone up to 'oversee continued development'.

And let's not forget that Walt Disney Studios has two undisclosed Marvel Studios flicks slated for 2014, one April 4th & the other May 16th. So, with today's news, do you think the Sorcerer Supreme will fill one of those spots?

Anyhow, be sure to head over to Io9, where Carroll drops interesting deets reflecting on his work from Thor.




Source: Io9
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PaulRom - 1/25/2012, 11:33 AM
Awesome news. Looks like we're definitely getting this film around 2014-ish. Can't wait.
Praetorian - 1/25/2012, 11:43 AM
Bad the [frick] ass!
BmanHall - 1/25/2012, 11:54 AM
Luke Evans for Dr Strange.

DarkWebs - 1/25/2012, 11:54 AM
Dr Strange could be a GREAT movie if done well not campy or Kiddish!!! please get someone who knows what they r doing!!
WolvieCBM - 1/25/2012, 11:59 AM
Great news! Phase 2 begins. Bring it.
Jefferys - 1/25/2012, 12:06 PM
But Gusto, I heard that Dr. Fate was a poor man's Doctor Strange.
sarahsatire - 1/25/2012, 12:08 PM
Vincent Price for Doctor Strange.

marvel72 - 1/25/2012, 12:10 PM
marvel is winning.
soberchimera - 1/25/2012, 12:13 PM
@BmanHall ditto
vtopa - 1/25/2012, 12:13 PM
I think George Clooney or Pierce Brosnan could pull it off, but maybe they look to old?
BlindLemonShemp - 1/25/2012, 12:13 PM
Dee Snider for Dr. Strange!
l0rdleg0las - 1/25/2012, 12:14 PM
i don't know, i just can't see Doctor Strange being a massive moneymaker for Marvel.

it might be because i am a little biased and not really into the magic and sorcery world.
BlindLemonShemp - 1/25/2012, 12:14 PM
or whoever played Simon Tam in Serenity
HarveyDent88 - 1/25/2012, 12:15 PM
@bmanhall Luke Evans is a good choice!
LucasMend - 1/25/2012, 12:15 PM
Yeah please, make it fast
EdParker - 1/25/2012, 12:15 PM
CHEA!!!
HULK2099 - 1/25/2012, 12:16 PM
Come on we need this movie so bad!
patriautism - 1/25/2012, 12:17 PM
Clark Gable as Rhett Butler for Doctor Strange
neonhero - 1/25/2012, 12:19 PM
Just dear god not Patrick Dempsey or especially Nicolas Cage. Not just a face, but someone who brings something to the film. I could see Ideis Elba or Jeffery Dean Morgan.
neonhero - 1/25/2012, 12:20 PM
*Idris*
KnobGoblin - 1/25/2012, 12:21 PM
How is it they've made like 15 Harry Potter movies, and not one Dr. Strange movie already in the past decade?
jazzman - 1/25/2012, 12:36 PM
Dr Strange shouldnt have no limits but i can wait for this movie to happen.
Spidey91 - 1/25/2012, 12:39 PM
I got your Dr. Strange right here!



too bad he will not do it for obvious reasons
luckylu - 1/25/2012, 12:40 PM
dr. strange movie sounds awesome but i always thought the marvel universe was a place where anything could happen
PoPcornDude - 1/25/2012, 12:41 PM
anybody but please...

NO CLOON-EY

ór

Jonny depp

keep those 2 away, FAR AWAY from this project !!!!
SageMode - 1/25/2012, 12:48 PM
JIM CAVIEZEL for Doctor Strange

@Spidey91 PFFFFT! Paul Giamatti? no that will never work hes to bald (:
goldenavenger77 - 1/25/2012, 12:56 PM
@ llamaMan23

I'm with you bro, Misha Collins all the way.
Dedpool - 1/25/2012, 12:58 PM
Jim Caviezel and Luke Evans would rock!!!
Xandera - 1/25/2012, 1:04 PM
LMFAO Gusto!

This is great news...
BmanHall - 1/25/2012, 1:10 PM
@ Intruder: Great minds, bro...

Never thought of Misha Collins. I think him and Jim Caviezel are also great choices.
MassExecutions - 1/25/2012, 1:13 PM
Everybody knows it, but I'll say it anyway.



Jim Caviezel is Dr. Strange.
Spidey91 - 1/25/2012, 1:26 PM
@Nomis
LOL
I was talking about the OTHER guy in the picture :P (NOT the one in the background)
nowtheresaBATman - 1/25/2012, 1:33 PM
@sarahsatire Nice pic of Dr.Stange ;}

@Massexecutions Jim C. would be perfect!
GUNSMITH - 1/25/2012, 1:39 PM
JOHNNY DEPP
GreyChaos13Zero - 1/25/2012, 1:45 PM
that's good to hear, can't wait. tho it's a good thing that we're getting another good year for CBMs like last year?)
HelaGood - 1/25/2012, 1:46 PM
John Cusack for Dr. Strange!

TheBatman3000 - 1/25/2012, 1:46 PM
@ckal Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic-Arthur C. Clarke. have you seen Sorcerers Apprentice? one of the good things from that movie is how they explained magic as a science. and thor had it too.. so really..it goes back to Arthur C. Clarke that concept of magic being a science we yet don't understand. and making Strange have limits is okay...because if he truly was the best sorcerer that ever lived then by that logic..when he faces of against a bad guy..then he'd be able to just turn that [frick]er into a frog..a hero to powerful becomes kind of boring...look at Superman..they had to tone some of his powers down a little just to give it some suspense. now if a guy that has no limits.. is really eye roll worthy.
GreendaleHumanBeing - 1/25/2012, 2:02 PM
Jean Dujardin as Doctor Strange

RunDTC - 1/25/2012, 2:07 PM
@BigRuka: that's the last thing we need.
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