Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
Adrianne Palicki In Talks For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off
Nick Blood is her likely co-star
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
The Lego Batman Movie Leaps Over Ninjago
The Dark Knight will hit cinemas first. Cue the theme!
Andy Samberg Voicing Storks
Kelsey Grammer also on board Warners' new 'toon
Promo For The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Exploring Tim Burton's most infamous 'What if?'
Nicole Perlman And Meg LeFauve In Talks to Write Captain Marvel
UPDATE: Marvel has made it official
Adam Scott Has A Sexy Sleepover In The Overnight Trailer
Pizza night turns into something more...
Joe Wright's Pan Is Flying To An Autumn Release
Warners is shifting the fantasy film's date
New Full-Length Jurassic World Trailer Arrives Online
A brave new world
Ian McKellen's Case Is Afoot In New Mr Holmes Trailer
Sloooofah!
First Look At John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone
And Theo James joins the Calvary follow-up
New Poster For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's The Walk
Philippe Petit heads to place called vertigo
Star Wars: Rogue One Details Revealed
Film will show Rebel mission to steal the Death Star plans
Second Fantastic Four Trailer Leaps In
'You can't fix this...'
New Jurassic World Posters Arrive
Dino might
First Trailer For Star Wars Rebels Season 2
Vader gladiator
Lucas Till's Havok Returning For X-Men: Apocalypse
Hi, energy
Alan Rickman Finds The Limehouse Golem
He's aboard the murder mystery
Fast & Furious 7 Outpaces The US Box Office Again
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 segways into second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 April 2015
Kevin Feige Talks Marvel's Spider-Plans
'We want to play with Spider-Man in the high school years...'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Puss In Boots (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Marvel Progressing With Doctor Strange
Script approved; director sought...

02 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Twitch

submit to reddit

Marvel Progressing With Doctor Strange

Gone are the days when Guillermo Del Toro was planning it as a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, but there's confirmation this morning that Marvel are still moving ahead with a movie based around Sorceror Supreme Doctor Strange.

Conan and Sahara writers Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly have turned in their their long-awaited script to the House of M, and it's clearly been judged successful enough to be worth pursuing. The current word is that it's now out to a short-list of directors, one of whom will, obviously enough, "oversee continued development".

Stephen Strange is a key player in the Marvel universe, although he represents the slightly more esoteric magical and supernatural corners rather than the ones that deal with mutant superpowers and military super-armour. A surgeon whose hands were ruined in an accident, he turned to mysticism to compensate, and was good enough at it to become the world's first defence against demons and spectres and things that go bump in the night or even by daylight.

For a while there was talk of a series of Marvel short films to support the heavyweight Avengers-related strand, and Strange seemed to have been relegated to those; there was even a brief rumbling that PIxar might be involved. That plan appears now to have been back-burnered (or abandoned), and we're back in a world in which Dr Strange looks to be part of Marvel's full post-Avengers slate, perhaps arriving in 2013.

"He's one of the best characters we have," Marvel's Kevin Feige said a couple of years back. "He represents this fantastic cosmic universe that hasn't yet seen life on screen, and I think he'd be amazing to play with."

Watch this space for updates on who exactly will be playing with him, and in the meantime, give us your personal wish-lists in the comments below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sushi Girl Trailer Carefully Prepared
Heist gone wrong, with raw fish
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: I await with interest...
Gordon-Levittood call, sir! More

Posted by raclements at 18:36 on 02 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Stephen Strange
L: OsGom Guy Pearce is clearly the best choice. eat me to it! Yes definitely. I've envisaged Pearce in this role for ages. More

Posted by Jayseph at 16:41 on 02 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Casting...
If they can do this for around $100million or under then ok but if not I don't see the point as it will have a much more limited appeal than other Super Heros as for who should star you've got to look for someone with a certain amount of arogance as was a surgeon before he had an accident that led him on this path. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:37 on 02 August 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Casting...
Bruce Campbell!! or failing that I thought that the guy who played Red Skull in Captain America might be a good shout, although his name escapes me right now! More

Posted by dougtherugg at 12:19 on 02 August 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)