Roman Coppola Would Still Be Interested In A DOCTOR STRANGE Movie
We've already heard from the Oscar nominated director on his earlier plans to direct a movie featuring Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme, now while talking to Flickering Myth he offers a few more details. He also weighs in on the current state of Marvel CBMs.
Roman (son of Francis) Coppola has already revealed that he met with Stan Lee and Marvel a long time ago when the best they had to offer the big screen was the likes of that original Roger Corman produced Fantastic Four movie. He had wanted to speak to them about perhaps helming an adaptation of another one of their comic characters, with an eye on his particular favorite, Dr Strange. Of course we now know that a Dr. Strange movie will likely spearhead Marvel's "Phase 3" lineup of films, so would Coppola fancy another stab at it? While speaking to Flickering Myth he seems interested - if asked - but also hints that he'd like to make it a standalone movie, not connected to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe..
“Nowadays it’s over saturated with so many comic book movies. It has lessened in my mind. In the past, 15 to 20 years ago, when I talked about Doctor Strange most of the comic book movies were terrible. They’ve [I’m speaking of the Marvel Universe] managed to make them more true to the spirit of the comics as I recall reading them as a boy. If someone said to me, ‘We’d love you to do Doctor Strange. Run with it. What’s your take on it?’ I’d be delighted to have a shot at that but it seems that many comic book movies are made with a certain mentality that pervades all of them. If I had my choice I’d rather do an individualistic than a factory movie but you never know. I’m open to whatever adventure comes my way.”
How would you feel if Coppola Jr. got the gig?
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