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Marvel Has Their ‘Dr. Strange’ Director!!

Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of Scott Derrickson, pictured below, even if Sinister wasn’t my favorite of his works. I quite enjoyed his modern day take on The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose had its moments. While we have yet to see his latest genre offering, Deliver Us From Evil, he’s already being propelled into Marvel stardom by becoming the new director on Dr. Strange!

Variety explains that talks are still early, but sources say Derrickson is Marvel’s choice and a deal should be struck shortly.

The comicbook revolved around a former neurosurgeon who serves as the “Sorcerer Supreme” — the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Strange made his first appearance in the 1963 comicbook series “Strange Tales” and would go on to have his own comicbook series and would appear in several other comicbooks that included “The Fantastic Four,” “Spider-Man” and “Nick Fury.”

The pic will be produced by Kevin Feige. Executive producers on the project are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Stephen Broussard.




  • Pulagatha

    Justin Theroux as Doctor Strange

    • Adam Clifton

      Actually there’s a chance it could be Jared Leto

  • Feels like an odd choice for sure. TEOER was a fantastic and scary film and Sinister was just average in my opinion. I cannot see him though directing a big budget superhero film. He has style definitely though…

  • Travis

    I’m interested in him doing that. Definitely liked Sinister over Emily Rose. Deliver Us From Evil looks good too.

  • Evan3

    Ugh! Derrickson is one of the biggest hacks working today. Between this and Edgar Wright’s split, I am starting to question Marvel’s choices for the first time since they started.
    Sinister was easily the worst mainstream horror film I saw – no scares for a seasoned horror vet and a plot as dumb as a ton of bricks. Emily Rose was essentially the same thing.
    But I guess it makes sense. Derrickson has no directorial vision of his own, so he surely won’t challenge Marvel’s dictates. And, because he directs horror that isn’t scary, they don’t have to worry about crossing the PG-13 line while still being “scary” to teens. So in that respect, this will work out for the type of movie (i.e., youth centric with monsters) they are trying to make.

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