(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
During a recent Stan Lee (If you don’t know who he is, then email your address so I can drive to your house and punch you in the face) panel it was let loose by “the man” that a Doctor Strange movie is in fact in the works. Special thanks to AICN…
“During the panel on Saturday, Stan Lee was talking about his cameo appearances in the recent Marvel movies, and he mentioned that he had not yet shot his cameo for Capt. America, and that there was still Avengers and Dr. Strange to do. This was the first I’d heard of a Dr. Strange movie. So, Sunday I went to his panel again and got up and asked asked him about it. He said he hated to frustrate me, but all he knew was that there is a Dr. Strange movie in the works, but he didn’t know if they had a director, writer, cast, or really anything about it. Not much, but at least it’s a little hope. Personally, I’d like to see David Lynch direct Johnny Depp in this.”
David Lynch & Johnny Depp would be Fantastic but more importantly, this is the first major motion picture project for Doctor Strange. Sure there was that animated feature ‘Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme‘ back in 2008, but we all know that sucked crystal balls. There may be a little worry to what this film will become though. This is the first Marvel film generated under the Disney banner since Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion dollars just over a year ago. Doctor Strange currently has no cast as of yet and nobody attached to direct.
Dr. Strange, is a Marvel comics character, Earth’s “Sorcerer Supreme” who dabbles in the mystic arts. Last we heard, Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have been hired to write the script for the film.These two have quite the list of projects that they have worked on: the new Conan film, scripted the live-action adaptation of the video games, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for Sony Pictures, and a draft of Jon Favreau’s upcoming Cowboys & Aliens.