Doctor Strange Conjures Director (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Despite the problems with going on with Marvel’s Ant-Man, the studio has released who will direct another one of their feature films. Scott Derrickson will helm Doctor Strange. Derrickson is known for Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Day the Earth Stood Still remake. His next feature Deliver Us From Evil, features Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn arrives July 2nd. This news broke exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter. 

Derrickson certainly has hand in the horror and the macabre the last few years. It looks like Marvel is going to go with a dark tale for the character of Stephen Strange. 

Who is Doctor Strange? “Doctor Strange, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, in 1963, is a former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme -- the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. The character was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of Strange Tales No. 110”. - THR

Marvel Entertainment is currently looking for a writer for the screenplay. They have not yet cast the lead for the picture or announced an official release date. 

Sound off Maniacs! What do you think of Derrickson director Doctor Strange?

UPDATE: 
Rumors are circulating that recent Academy Award wining actor, Jared Leto, is Derrickson’s first choice for Doctor Strange. This is just a rumor. Nothing confirmed yet.
 

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