Joshua Oppenheimer


A few days ago at the New York Comic-con Experience, Stan Lee got everyone talking when he may have accidentally mentioned several big name Marvel movies in development. Most people didn’t think much of it at first, we ourselves thought Stan was simply yanking our chain. However, Stan may have just been the herald in all of this, especially when it comes to the development of the rumored Doctor Strange feature film.

Today, Latino Review continued releasing their heavily detailed description of the Doctor Stange film’s story. As far as we know, thanks to investigation from Cinema Blend, the information for Latino Review’s week by week reveal of the film’s plot comes from a script written by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the writers behind 2011’s Conan The Barbarian remake.

No word on if any of this has been changed or even if any if this has been confirmed, but man does it give away some spoiler heavy details. Check them out after the jump.

-Warning the next part possibly contains spoilers to a film still in development, avoid this next section if you don’t want anything ruined for you.-



Things are moving rather quickly in the Disney/Marvel camp, having only yesterday unveiled a slew of release dates for upcoming films like Cinderella and another unnamed Marvel movie. This unnamed project is part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Phase 3, which as we reported yesterday looks like this,

Phase 3, as it stands now, will begin with Ant-Man on November 6th, 2015.  From there, it will continue on May 6th, 2016 with an unnamed project.  The year after, there will be a May 5th movie, again unnamed.  The new project has been shoe-horned in two months after the second project, on July 8th, 2016.

Ant-Man was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con last year, but word is still out on the as-of-yet-unconfirmed-but-considered-very-likely Doctor Strange movie. Knowing the character’s a personal favorite of Marvel’s Miyagi, Kevin Feige, and the curious rumors about which villains could possibly appear in the flick, I wouldn’t count out an announcement in Hall H this year absolutely confirming the film’s inclusion in Phase 3 as one of those “unnamed projects.”

Well today, El Mayimbe (the Lord Varys of superhero news) broke some news on Latino-Review that if true – and considering the site’s track record, it is – the Doctor Strange movie is very real and will be announced very soon. His sources have reported the script from Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer received an almost unanimous positive response from the suits and Marvel is really, really excited for this one.

Sources of CBM seem to back up this claim, saying,

Strange is being groomed to be the next Iron Man. The studio needs a new ‘hub’ character going into Phase 3 and beyond, as there is audience fatigue, aging stars and a need to move from Tony Stark/Iron Man as a ‘hub’ for films.

Since we know Robert Downey Jr. is returning for Avengers 2 and 3, could it be that by the third flick his role will be downsized? Sounds likely.

But here’s the big news, El Mayimbe has actual plot details for the Doctor Strange flick! You can hear the first of their multi-week reveal of Doctor Strange‘s plot – I know, I know, lame, but as a news site, if we had a scoop that big we’d drag it our for as long as possible, too – in a video below the cut.


Voltron Movie Concept Art!


Well folks, after a long, long time in movie development limbo, it appears that the classic 1980’s animated television show Voltron: Defender of the Universe is finally moving slowly forward thanks to Atlas Entertainment.

There is no cast attached, nor a director, but JoBlo reports that Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer have been hired to write the film. This duo have been getting a lot of press lately, as they have written the upcoming Conan movie, and are currently developing the Dr. Strange and Uncharted: Drakes Fortune film adaptations.

Nothing much else is known about the status movie, so be sure to stay tuned to Nerdbastards for news as it comes up! But for now, just sit back, relax and check out the amazing concept art for the movie by the incredible Andree Wallin.