Marvel is taking their sweet time getting Doctor Strange to the big screen. They've been working on the project off and on for awhile, but there's finally more movement to report! The studio is currently meeting with directors to possibly develop the project, and thanks to THR we know four of the directors who are in contention.
They're currently looking at Mark Andrews, who co-wrote and co-directed Pixar's Brave; Nikolaj Arcel, who wrote and directed 2013s best foreign film Oscar-nominated entry A Royal Affair; Dean Israelite, the director of Paramount's upcoming time-travel movie Welcome to Yesterday; and Jonathan Levine, the director of the Zombie rom-com Warm Bodies.
There is also Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, who could be writing another screenplay for the movie. They are the writers behind the Kung Fu Panda movies. The report says that the studio is looking to hire both a writer and a director to work in tandem, or a filmmaker who can do both tasks.
Out of the four directors presented here, my favorite choice is Levine. The guy is a solid filmmaker, and I think he could do a great job with bringing the character to the big screen. He knows how to develop solid characters and tell good stories. Levine also directed The Wackness and 50/50.
Doctor Strange is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and I've been waiting for this movie to happen for a long-ass time. Strange was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1963 in Strange Tales No. 110, and I have no doubt they are going to give the fans a hell of a great movie!