Four DOCTOR STRANGE Director Contenders Revealed; KUNG FU PANDA Writers Eyed

It appears Marvel is vamping up production on Doctor Strange, with Brave director Mark Andrews among four on the shortlist, but the studio is reportedly struggling to incorporate the Sorcerer Supreme

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 2/20/2014
This came rather unexpectedly. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel Studios has began meeting with directors to finally bring Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange, to the silver-screen. According to the source, Mark Andrews, who directed Disney/Pixar's Brave; Nikolaj Arcel, who penned The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and directed the Oscar-nominated indie A Royal Affair; Dean Israelite, who helmed the upcoming found-footage sci-fi film Welcome to Yesterday; and Jonathan Levine, who notably directed Warm Bodies & 50/50, have either met with the studio or will do so soon. In addition, Kung Fu Panda writers Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger are said to be "in the mix" to script the Sorcerer Supreme's story, however, Marvel is seeking a director and a writer to work together, or a filmmaker who could handle both tasks. That's not all: Despite Marvel president Kevin Feige's strong desire to introduce Doctor Strange into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, THR adds that the studio faces a challenge with "incorporating Strange's more outre elements," and meshing "the supernatural elements in a convincing way with the hi-tech & grounded elements" which have already been established in the ever-expanding universe. What do you think?

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Reasonnnn - 2/20/2014, 5:18 PM
Nikolaj or Levine please. I LOVE 50/50, THE WACKNESS is pretty solid too.
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:18 PM
Guys... It's happening
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:20 PM
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 2/20/2014, 5:20 PM
@Reasonnnn
Levine directed the movie to my life, The Wackness great choice
Reasonnnn - 2/20/2014, 5:21 PM
The guy who directed THE ACT OF KILLING, the best documentary of last year, wrote the first draft a couple of years ago.
Praetorian - 2/20/2014, 5:21 PM
Dr. Strange and Kung Fu Panda are basically the same story. A foreigner with a disability comes to a high mountain peak in asia and gets trained in magic martial arts by a little asian dude and then fights a mean guy who was trained by the same little asian dude as him.
MrReese - 2/20/2014, 5:21 PM
[frick] yea!!!

TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/20/2014, 5:23 PM
Nomis, dare you come on to this thread, be aware that you are next.
DrDoom - 2/20/2014, 5:23 PM
Bring it to me . . . .

DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:23 PM
I just can't
Indy - 2/20/2014, 5:23 PM
cast him!
Lozzy - 2/20/2014, 5:24 PM
Levine? Yes please.
ezio619 - 2/20/2014, 5:24 PM
those are some strange(pun..intended)but marvel has been known for weird choices(jon favreau made elf and zathura before iron man) kung fu panda is a great movie imo ,i really dig it,from these choices i say go with Johnathan Levine
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:25 PM
Has anyone seen Ciph? I to pay him for the hit give him a present...
Destined - 2/20/2014, 5:25 PM
Hmmm.....
Tucks - 2/20/2014, 5:26 PM
Rob Cohen, dir. Bruce Lee... The Mummy 3... get him
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:27 PM
DrDoom
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/20/2014, 5:28 PM
If Marvel doesn't cast Will Farrell as Dr Strange, they will have made the worst decision ever.



SageMode - 2/20/2014, 5:28 PM
MARVEL is released the floodgates this week. YEAH BABY!!!!
Hellsing - 2/20/2014, 5:29 PM
Please let it be Levine the dude deserves a giant gig simply because of 50/50 one heck of film and I'm kinda fond of the Wackness. C'mon Feige LEVINE FTW
Tucks - 2/20/2014, 5:30 PM
Doctor Strange would be a martial arts/supernatural film overall
Niklander - 2/20/2014, 5:31 PM
Have Jonathan Levine do it.
OK Christian Cooke for Doctor Strange
Christian Cooke
Or better yet Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison
Hot Tom Mison… Worth watching Sleepy Hollow for!
EdgyOutsider - 2/20/2014, 5:31 PM
Jonathan Levine is my pick. Warm Bodies was solid and 50/50 was a GREAT drama that I think, just on the dramatic level alone, makes him a great pick.
MrCBM56 - 2/20/2014, 5:33 PM
...Cool?...
MrCBM56 - 2/20/2014, 5:34 PM
Richard Armitage for Doc. Strange.
ezio619 - 2/20/2014, 5:34 PM
its probabaly gonna be none of these but then james gunn was on the shortlist rumored ad he was the best choice by far on that list ,hopefully it is levine
Comedian03 - 2/20/2014, 5:36 PM
Interesting choices for sure. All directors who aren't all that well known, very obscure directors.
MrCBM56 - 2/20/2014, 5:36 PM
Luke Evans is my choice for Namor.
MrReese - 2/20/2014, 5:36 PM
Depp FTW
ALegendaryPanda - 2/20/2014, 5:36 PM
Say whaaaaaaaaat???
GliderMan - 2/20/2014, 5:37 PM
Glad this is finally happening, just hope he isn't in Avengers 3.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/20/2014, 5:38 PM
This is awesome!
Nomis - 2/20/2014, 5:41 PM
@ SpectreBlackJack - By the sparkling flare hair of the dread Dormammu, I DARE!!!!

WhiteBolt - 2/20/2014, 5:42 PM
Unfamiliar with these directors. I hope they cast Depp for Strange.
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:42 PM
I'm onboard for Armitage
WhiteBolt - 2/20/2014, 5:43 PM
Wasn't Armitage in Captain America?
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:44 PM
He'd kick that role's ass
DEVLIN712 - 2/20/2014, 5:45 PM
TheHeat
Yeah... Shit...
Nick56 - 2/20/2014, 5:45 PM
Kung Fu Panda writers? Really disney? Really?
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