Scott Derrickson confirms he will direct Doctor Strange film for Marvel

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While news about Ant-Man‘s new director is lacking with no confirmation of who will replace Edgar Wright, Marvel shocked everyone today by selecting a director for a Doctor Strange film.

At first it was being kicked around that a director had been selected for the long anticipated film, but then Scott Derrickson, the selected director, announced through a tweet that his next movie would be Strange.

Derrickson’s previous films include the horror films Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the sci-fi remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. On this week’s Major Spoilers Podcast we discuss how Derrickson’s work in horror could influence his take on Doctor Strange and more about this choice of director, make sure you go and listen to that.

Of course, the news of the director might just be overshadowed by the fact that this is the first big confirmation that a Doctor Strange film will be happening! Looking forward at the current Marvel film schedule we could be looking at a late-summer 2016 release date as to not compete with Captain America 3.

So, now that the first card has been laid on the table, what do you think about Derrickson being tapped to direct a Doctor Strange film? Do you feel confidante that the director can capture the essence of Doctor Strange and put it on the silver screen? Let your thoughts be known in the comments below!

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