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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  1. Oldcomicfan on

    Well, it’s about time. Back in the 70s, when Marvel was allowing some rather dreadful TV shows to be made for Thor, The Hulk, and other properties, they also made a pilot movie for a Dr. Strange TV show, and if memory serves me correct, this was actually a very good (for the time) comic book movie. The actor actually looked like Dr. Strange, and the special effects were about on the par with those of the original Star Wars film, and the story actually followed the plot of some of the comic books. Sadly, the proposed TV series was not picked up by any of the networks, and after being shown a few times on television, the pilot film vanished into obscurity. I’d much rather see a Dr. Strange movie made to the quality of the current Marvel films, than a Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant Man movie.

    • I saw that, and I think those effects were more on par with Lazerblast. I don’t think I’m overly critical, I just expected better.
      Marvel is always better in print anyway.

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