Doctor Strange is the one Marvel movie I've been really excited about seeing brought to life! He's one of my favorite characters in the Marvel universe. Marvel Studios has hired Sinister director Scott Derrickson to helm the project. It was rumored back in March that the director was in the running.
THR reports that the director has officially signed onto the project. As much as I would have loved to see Guillermo del Toro take on the film, I'm happy that Derrickson landed the gig. He has also directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still. I really liked what he did with Sinister though, of course horror flicks are kind of my thing. He most recently directed the upcoming psychological thriller with Eric Bana, Deliver Us From Evil.
I know the director isn't perfect and that fans are going to be torn on this choice, but I personally think he's got what it takes to bring the Sorcerer Supreme to life on the big screen. He has experience with th dark tone that the movie should have. Marvel obviously thinks the same thing, which is why they hired him.
Marvel is also looking at hiring Kung-Fu Panda scribes Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger to write the film. Their names have been attached to the project for a couple months now. I can't wait to see how this production comes together, and who they end up casting as the main character.
Preview art by Humberto Ramos