George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Fire and Ice book series that HBO's Game of Thrones is based on has expressed interest in writing a story for Doctor Strange. How awesome would that be? I'd love to see Martin take on Strange! There's no doubt it would be insanely epic. Unfortunately, it will probably never happen, because he would only do it if he had an "iron-clad" agreement with Marvel that the story he would write would never be retconned or undone. Here's what he had to say in an interview with MTV:
I don't know what my story angle would be. The character I'd have the most fun writing would be Doctor 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 Doctor Strange and if I was to write a Marvel character him and his dimensions would be it.
I'd separate him off from the rest of the Marvel universe and not make him part of a team. He doesn't 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 Doctor Strange was at his best, Stan Lee and Ditko were [writing] him in just that manner.
What do you think about Martin's comments and ideas about Doctor Strange? Would you like to see Martin take on this classic Marvel character? Do you think Marvel would ever make a deal like the one he's asking for?
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