[Movies] Marvel Seeking Directors For Dr. Strange Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.20.2014
Find out who's up for the job...
With Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe set and Phase Three ramping up, Marvel is reportedly moving on Dr. Strange. THR reports that the studio is looking for a director for Dr. Strange. The studio has met with Mark Andrews (Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and Dean Israelite about helming the film. Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda) have reportedly met with Marvel as potential writers.
Dr. Strange is one of Marvel's most well-known mystical heroes. Born Stephen Vincent Strange, he was an egotistical neurosurgeon who damaged his hands in a car accident, ruining his medicinal career. Obsessed with a cure and destitute, he turns to the mystical arts after discovering a hermit who is actually the Ancient One, the Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. After he helps the Ancient One thwart his villainous disciple Baron Mordo, he learns the ways of magic and inherits the Sorcerer Supreme title.
The studio has not set a release date but there are three dates for as-yet-unnamed films: May 6th and July 8th of 2016 and May 5th, 2017.