Marvel looking at four directors to direct Doctor Strange


With Ant-Man kick starting Marvel’s Phase 3 block, rumors of various Marvel characters getting their cinematic debut are running rampant. One rumor, however, is getting traction and might be on its way to becoming reality. That character is: Doctor Strange!

It’s not really surprising as rumors of Doctor Strange coming to fruition has been around for months now. Now, Kevin Feige seems keen on fast tracking Doctor Strange into its Phase 3 plans. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvel has four contenders in mind to direct the big screen adaptation of the Sorcerer Supreme.

The four directors are: Mark Andrews, who co-wrote and co-directed Pixar’s Brave; Nikolaj Arcel who wrote and directed last year’s best foreign film Oscar-nominated entry A Royal Affair; Dean Israelite, the director of the upcoming sci-fi time travel film Welcome to Yesterday; and Jonathan Levine, the director of Warm Bodies and 50/50.

In addition, Marvel is looking to Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, the writers behind Kung Fu Panda, to possibly write the screenplay. Marvel is looking to hire both a writer and director who can work in tandem, or a filmmaker who can do both tasks ala Joss Whedon and James Gunn.

The guys at Schmoes Know reported that Kevin Feige has been trying to get Doctor Strange made for Phase 2, saying: “Feige has pretty much confirmed Dr. Strange for some time now. They really wanted it to be a part of Phase 2 at one point, but like Ant-Man that just didn’t happen. That’s probably the one that Feige is personally rooting for the most and as a result it is the solo film that is the highest priority other than the sequels.”

Looks like Marvel’s main man are finally getting his wish.

Doctor Strange looks to be released sometime during Marvel’s Phase 3 block.

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