It’s been known for some time that Marvel and Kevin Feige have been wanting to bring their magical character Dr. Strange to the big screen; heck (SPOILER), the name drop in Captain America: The Winter Solider was pretty much the most surprising and exciting part for all movie buffs in the whole movie. Now that we know that Marvel is finally getting the gears going on this movie to bring him to the Cinematic Universe, it was only a matter of time before we heard some news on the project.
We get our first piece to the puzzle for this out of the ordinary character from Marvel, Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still) will be at the helm of Dr. Strange. It was reported earlier this morning by a number of sources, but it was made very clear when Derrickson himself tweeted out this post this afternoon.
In the comics, Stephen Strange a.k.a. Dr. Strange is the supreme sorcerer of the Marvel Universe. He is one of the few, if not the only character who brings a completely different aspect to the stories. He is kind of a gateway to the magical and cosmic world that has very, very rarely been touched on in the MCU so far; the Thor films have only really scratched the surface and Guardians of the Galaxy later this summer will definitely be adding to that. Since it will pretty much be the first Marvel film of it’s kind, it has an endless amount of possibilities that leaves us all with excitement.
As far as casting, the movie is still in very early developments. Ever since the name drop of Stephen Strange, many actors have been rumored to be in talks for the role. Johnny Depp, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Hartnett, and the latest in Jared Leto to just name a few. For now, nothing is official and probably won’t be for a while, but news will definitely be coming soon because the film will have to get going some time soon (it is Marvel after all).
Marvel has already announced two dates slotted for unknown projects. May 6th, 2016 is pretty much official to be Captain America 3 after the dominance of The Winter Soldier, and it would make sense since it be coming after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The other slot is for a May 5th, 2017 release date, which would make a lot more sense. That date would line up in Marvel’s Phase 3, adding Strange to the MCU and the roster for Avengers 3.
For now, we can get excited that Marvel is moving forward with different characters and their stories. I for one love that Dr. Strange is coming to the big screen because of the amount of possibilities the Marvel Cinematic Universe can go with him there.
What are your thoughts and opinions on Marvel bringing Dr. Strange to the MCU? What about having Derrickson helm the project? Comment below!